Chelsea are plotting a move for Atletico Madrid youngster Jose Gimenez as the long term successor to John Terry at Stamford Bridge, according to reports from the London Evening Standard.
While John Terry remains an integral part of the Chelsea backline, the Blues will have to start thinking about bringing in his long term successor to Stamford Bridge soon as the 35-year old is entering the twilight of his career.
It is no secret that Chelsea are keen admirers of Everton star John Stones but with the Toffees adamant that they are not looking to sell the defender anytime soon, the Premier League champions have been forced to look at transfer targets elsewhere.
Now according to reports from the London Evening Standard, it can be revealed that Chelsea have identified Atletico Madrid star Jose Gimenez as an alternative choice to Stones.
Gimenez has established a reputation as one of the finest young defenders around in European football with his performances for Atletico over the past 18 months and it is believed that Chelsea are ready to splash the cash in order to secure the services of the Uruguayan international during the upcoming summer.