Chelsea is not ready to accept defeat in the chase for John Stones. After Everton turned down their £20 million bid, Jose Mourinho and his men are going back to Merseyside with a much more lucrative offer of £26 million for defender Stones, according to sources.
Everton’s Roberto Martinez is desperate to keep the 21-year-old centre back at Goodison Park. Mourinho and Co are ready to up their offer to £30 million, according to a source; while others say Chelsea’s bid for the promising stopper-back may reach a whopping £34 million.
So will Stones land at Stamford Bridge this summer?
Well, the defender has shown keen interest in discussion with the London outfit. Stones will relish the chance to play Champions League football with the reigning Premier League champions but is reluctant to create trouble like former Liverpool player Raheem Sterling, according to sources close to the defender.
Roberto Martinez claims the former Barnsley centre back will not be sold under any circumstances. The Everton boss also criticized the Blues for pouncing on his No 1 defender with an astronomical bid and making their approach public.