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Chelsea ‘move a step closer to signing £40m superstar after transfer request’

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.

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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.

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