Monday, May 29, 2017

Everton set to turn down fresh Chelsea bid for Stones

Everton will reject Chelsea’s bid of £30m for John Stones, according to the Mail Online.

The centre-back donned the number five shirt for the Toffees on Saturday as they were held to a 2-2 draw by newly promoted Watford, and his manager Roberto Martinez is determined to retain his services.

His appearance at the weekend was his fifty-fifth since signing from Barnsley in the summer of 2013, with his only goal for the club so far coming in a 3-0 win over Manchester United back in April.

Internationally, the twenty-one year old has made four senior appearances for England having won twelve caps for the Under 21s.

The Merseyside club are on the lookout for a new defender regardless of whether Stones stays of not with Manchester United’s Jonny Evans, Celtic’s Virgil van Dijk and Ramiro Mori of River Plate three of the names linked with a switch to Goodison Park.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Deke Hardman


Freelance football writer with a love of the game that goes back to the mid nineties when both his beloved Nottingham Forest and England had genuine hope of acheiving some level of success. A regular contributor to both SoccerNews.com and FreeBetting.com, Deke also dabbles in music journalism with his heart and head still stuck in the latter years of the twentieth century.

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