The independent Chelsea had a £20 million Pounds bid rejected by Everton for John Stones. Rumours had it that Everton were holding out for a fee in the region of £30 million Pounds, which means Chelsea will have to increase their offer significantly if they really want to get the player.
With Everton rejecting their initial offer, Chelsea have decided to increase their offer by going with an improved bid and are ready to offer £26million Pounds. They are ready to give him the number 6 Jersey which is currently vacant.
Reports also has it that Chelsea are ready to go back with a record breaking bid for the Young Everton Defender. The Blues are set to test Everton’s resolve with an improved package in the coming week.
Jose Mourinho is confident of persuading Everton to part way with John Stones and the deal could make him the most expensive British Defender ever. And Mourinho has identified Stones as the perfect Successor to John Terry.
Martinez the Everton Manager slammed Chelsea’s Stone pursuit insisting the player is staying put at the club and will not be leaving this summer. Martinez is desperate to hold on to the Full-back, but is also aware of Chelsea’s Financial strength.
Jose Mourinho has made a Top Young centre –back his major priority in this transfer market (mirror.co.uk). With both Manchester Clubs also keen on the Young Defender, Everton will be holding out for a huge fee in the excess of the £32 million Pounds Manchester City paid for the acquisition of Eliaquim Mangala from Porto last season which was a British record for a defender (liverpoolecho.co.uk)
However, it is Chelsea who are Favourites to sign Stones and John Terry had also previously showed his admiration for the Young Defender (independent.co.uk).