Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has suggested that the club are slowly losing their interest over Everton youngster John Stones. Last month it was reported that the Premier League champions were keen on signing the 20-year-old English center-back from Everton. They had also placed a £20 million bid for the player but it was immediately rejected.
A second and improved bid of £28 million was also submitted after a few days reportedly but the Toffees were not ready to release their youth prodigy.
According to Goal.com’s recent reports, Jose Mourinho is apparently not happy with Everton’s attitude and is no more interested in signing the player. He was quoted: “The market sometimes has no rules,” he told reporters. We, as Chelsea, we make our own rules.
“To make our own rules is to evaluate the players, and to know the players’ value, and to know when we have to stop and turn to another side, and think in another option.”
The Portuguese manager is certainly not happy with Everton’s demands and he believes that the club can only push to certain extent for a particular player. If the price exceeds their planning they would leave the case and would never push ahead.
John Stones had an exceptional season with Everton last season. He was the standout performer for the club and also got his call from the national team manager Roy Hodgson. Many consider him to be the next big thing in English football. Chelsea considered him to be John Terry’s long term replacement. But that the price has increased a lot, the Blues might not pursue the move anymore.