After 3 rejections, Chelsea are still in the race for a certain English defender who has also attracted the likes of Manchester United, Barcelona and Real Madrid.

With Pique hailing Stones as a frontrunner in a new line of ball playing defenders, it is not at all surprising that Chelsea is running after the 21 year old, even after 3 offers were rejected by the Toffees. Stoneshas been a key figure for Everton and is like a complete package possessing the ability to handle the fort as a central defender as well has a left back.

And this January has put Stones back in the limelight, pitting two English giants against each other. As the Daily Express reports, Everton had previously shunned off any offers and were keen on keeping the England international, but with Manchester United’s keen interest, it was only a matter of time that Abramovic would refresh his offer.

According to the report, Everton will sell the defender for about 50 million pounds and given Ivanovic’s supposed move away from Stamford Bridge, the Blues will fight tooth and nail to get the man to Chelsea.

Since the sacking saga, Chelsea has found some footing with back to back wins and amidst these transfer rumours the interim manager believes that the team has sufficient quality to deliver positive results. “We don’t need to add a lot of quality of players: they are blessed by nature with big quality” said the 69 year old Dutchman. Currently Chelsea occupy the 14th position on the league table and if the Blues aim to end the season with a top 4 finish then Hiddink’s mean have to pull up their socks and get those 3 points week after week.

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