Blues finally set to land their top target.
Chelsea could finally be in luck as they seek to sign Everton defender John Stones, with the player ready to hand in a transfer request at Goodison Park.
The 21-year-old, who has also been linked with Manchester United this summer, is one of the best young players in England at the moment, and would make a fine addition at Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea have failed with two bids for him already this summer, but £40m may be enough to persuade Everton to let him go, especially if he hands in a transfer request to force the move.
According to The Sun, the England international is willing to do so, putting the Premier League champions on the verge of another immense signing.