Chelsea target and Everton defender John Stones has handed in a transfer request to Everton as he wants to force his move to the Premier League champions, reports BBC.
Everton has already rejected three bids for the 21-year-old English international but is braced for another offer from the Premier League champions.
The Toffees have claimed several times in the past that the England international is not for sale but this news will now surely stir the Merseyside club whohave no other option now. It is understood that Everton might agree to sell the defender for a fee somewhere around 36 million pounds.
Everton had bought Stones from Barsnley in 2013 for just 3 million pounds. According to a deal with the feeder club Everton will have to pay 15% of the deal to Barsnley.
Chelsea started their campaign for retaining the Premier League title poorly with a 2-2 draw with Swansea and a 3-0 defeat against Manchester City and Roman Abramovich is furious with Jose Mourinho and has urged to sign players to reinforce the squad.