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EPL: Chelsea make £20m bid ahead of Arsenal for want-away defender

Timothy Aiyeku

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West London outfit Chelsea are steps ahead of their London rivals, Arsenal in the chase of John Stones from Man City this summer transfer window.

The England international defender has been living in the shadows of how he started as he has not been in his best, the reason why he has been frozen out of the Pep Guardiola team at the Etihad.

Reports claim he would be forced to leave to be able to resurrect his dying career but as the Sky Blue team has already landed defender Nathan Ake from Bournemouth in a fee of £41 million.

Chelsea and Arsenal are reported suitors for the English defender and were expected to make a move but with the latest report, the West Londoners have already tabled a £20 million offer.

The Blues manager Frank Lampard is the major push for John Stones because of his intent to rebuild the team and also strengthen the depth of his team ahead of next season’s challenge.

It is also confirmed that the Gunners will be in the summer transfer window for defenders but that has not been spelled out as the focus has been on Willian and Philippe Coutinho from Chelsea and Barcelona respectively.

Timothy Aiyeku is a Mass Communication graduate from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He is a sports, everything football analyst.