Everton defender John Stones has handed a transfer request to Everton as he is eyeing a dream move to Premier League giants Chelsea FC this summer. Chelsea were in pursuit of the defender from the very beginning of the transfer window as Jose Mourinho was targetting a proper replacement of club captain John Terry. John Stones, 21, has a bright future ahead and could prove to be an apt long term replacement of Terry at the club.
John Stones had a brilliant last season as he played in almost every match for the Toffees. He was a key man for Everton at the heart of their defense and paired up well with Phil Jagielka. His impressive show attracted England national team manager Roy Hodgson who had picked him up for England.
Chelsea have already placed three defenders till now, £20million, £26million and £30million which have been rejected by Everton. The Merseyside club had initially claimed that they would not sell their key defender to any other teams in the Premier League. Manager Roberto Martinez had also said that they are not a selling club and would not sell their priced possession to any of the giants.
John Stones was also linked with a move to Manchester United who also needs defender to bolster the backline, but Chelsea are definitely the front-runners.
According to Express, Chelsea are considering of placing a final bid of £36 million and it is believed that this time Everton would accept the offer as it is a huge transfer fee for a youngster. Everton had bought Stones from Barnsley in 2013 for £3 million and thus, the club will have to pay a 15 per cent sell-on clause to the feeder club. Thus, £36 million from Chelsea would see the Toffees earning £30 million net amount.