On Wednesday Chelsea defender Gary Cahill gave the Daily Mail an exclusive interview in which he effectively tapped up John Stones in the public eye.
Still only 21, John Stones is being billed by many as a future England captain after some superb performances in the heart of the Everton defence.
Chelsea have been heavily linked with a record breaking £30m+ move for the young defender over the past few days.
The 29-year-old Gary Cahill urged John Stones to make the big money move to Chelsea and even spoke at length about how easily he would settle in West London.
‘In terms of ambition, if you’re a young player in the game, have played in the Premier League like he did a lot last year, and a big club comes calling, it’s very difficult to turn down because you want to achieve the most you can in the short period you have in your career as a professional footballer.
‘When a top club comes calling, who you know will be firing on all fronts with competitions and medals, that’s ultimately what you want to be playing for. It’s hard to turn down of course.
‘He will look at the club, look at the players, and look at being involved in a squad like ours.
‘With the right support around him, like from the more experienced players in the squad, and his family, I’m sure he’ll be fine.
‘Personality wise he would fit into the group straight away. Potentially, he can be a top player, not just for us but also for England.
‘I think England will benefit too because he will get more experience playing in the Premier League and also the Champions League. I’m sure he will become a bigger and better player for that.’
Everton fans on social media were, understandably, furious with the remarks made by the England international.
We’ve collated some of the best tweets below.