Arsenal legend Martin Keown believes that Zlatan Ibrahimovic and John Stones will be a perfect fit at Chelsea. The striker and the central defender are also linked with a move to Manchester United.
Paris Saint-Germain star's future with the French champions is uncertain and that has seen him being a target for Premier League clubs. The Daily Mail reported the Red Devils and their league rivals Arsenal are interested in the Swedish international.
Ibrahimovic has also admitted that he is open to making a switch to Old Trafford, but admitted there "will be a lot of fights with United manager Louis van Gaal". The former Gunners defender said that the PSG frontman would have to take a pay cut if he wanted to move to England.
"Maybe the competition in the French league doesn't keep his mouth watering as it did in Spain or Italy. But I do think coming to the Premier League would do him the world of good," Keown told the Daily Mail.
"He's always been ambitious and likes to tick boxes around Europe. Now he might like to do it here. But unless he takes a drop in wages, it's hard to see where he'll go. I think the only place I could really see him would be Chelsea, especially if Diego Costa's hamstring blows up."
Meanwhile, Stones is keen on leaving Everton before the end of the transfer window and has already handed in a transfer request. According to ESPN, the 21-year-old Toffees defender is attracting interest from Chelsea and United, with the Premier League champions in pole position for his signature.
Jose Mourinho has the services of John Terry and Gary Cahill as his first choice centre-backs and Keown believes the former Real Madrid manager is unhappy with the duo. Moreover, a move for Stones will see him make it straight to Chelsea's starting XI.
"That's my fear for him. But I get the feeling Jose Mourinho is not too happy with John Terry or Gary Cahill," the Arsenal favourite explained.
"Stones could come in straight away and stay in but he'd have to perform. But he'd always back himself to do that. If he does move to Stamford Bridge he will be under the microscope more than ever."
"He is young and ambitious and will be looking at what's going on at Chelsea - seeing one of their all-time greats coming to the end of his career. There's no doubt Stones will want what Terry's got - titles, Champions League football, always challenging at the top. He could also learn a lot from Cahill and Terry, particularly at set pieces," he concluded.