England under-21 manager Gareth Southgate has apparently warned young players John Stones and Saido Berahino that they would not only be risking their international careers but their Premier League careers by making moves to Chelsea and Tottenham respectively, the Daily Mirror reports.
The young pair have both put in transfer requests with their current sides in order to push through switches to big London clubs, and Southgate is concerned that leaving at this stage could hamper their development.
It is already clear that the speculation is having an effect with Berahino sitting out of West Brom’s defeat to Chelsea at the weekend, highlighting just how much it has effected his concentration to do his job.
Southgate is hoping to see both players stay where they are for the time being, but with just a week left to go in the transfer window and the sums of money involved it now appears unlikely that he will get his wish.
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