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Jose Mourinho has seen his defence struggle this season, conceding nine goals in their opening four Premier League matches, and chopping and changing those in his Blues squad hasn’t helped matters.
The Chelsea manager has dropped both John Terry and Gary Cahill this term and youngster Kurt Zouma’s move into the starting eleven hasn’t prevented the West London side from suffering a woeful start to their Premier League title defence.
The Sun claims 19-year-old attacker Bertrand Traore is valued at £8m will offer him to Roberto Martinez as part of a January transfer window bid for 21-year-old Everton star John Stones.
Chelsea failed with multiple bids for John Stones over the summer (via Sky Sports) and in the end Jose Mourinho had to settle for the addition of back-up defender Michael Hector and Papy Djilobodji, two players who are clearly not an improvement on options already available to the Portuguese boss.
Traore signed for Chelsea in October 2013 and greatly impressed during two seasons out on loan at Dutch club Vitesse Arnhem before being ushered into the Blues squad for the current campaign.