Manchester United ‘in defender talks to more or less confirm John Stones will sign for Chelsea’

This is surely good news for Chelsea fans…

Manchester United are looking set to sell Jonny Evans to West Bromwich Albion for around £8m, meaning he won’t be moving to Everton as part of a swap deal for John Stones.

The Northern Ireland international had a poor season last term, and no longer looks part of Louis van Gaal’s first-team plans at Old Trafford, allowing him to leave on the cheap this summer.

However, he had been a top target for Everton to replaced Stones, initially making the Red Devils look the favourites to land the in-demand England international ahead of rivals Chelsea.

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However, the Blues will surely now snap him up if the Daily Mail‘s report is correct and Evans is bound for the Hawthorns.

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