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John Stones definitely interested in move to Chelsea

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John Stones is definitely interested in a move to Chelsea this summer, according to The Sun.

Chelsea had a bid rejected by Everton for the defender, 21, last week, and are believed to be preparing an improved £26million offer.

Just last week Stones was quoted as saying he was "very happy" at Goodison Park, but a source has supposedly revealed he would be up for a move to the reigning Premier League champions.

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On top of that it is believed that Jose Mourinho is confident he will get his man, despite Everton manager Roberto Martinez's angry comments last week.

"Not for sale"

The Spaniard claimed the Toffees' sent a letter confirming Stones was "not for sale", but Mourinho is adamant that he will continue to bid for the England defender because he hasn't been told Stones isn't for sale at any price.

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Chelsea are prepared to spend big for the youngster as he is seen as the ideal long-term replacement for skipper John Terry. As a result record fee for a defender could be spent on bringing Stones to Stamford Bridge.

Other business

One defender who is almost certainly departing London is left-back Filipe Luis. It is believed that Atletico Madrid have had a £16m bid accepted by Chelsea for their former player, who only moved to the Premier League last season. It was a disappointing season for the Brazilian as he was overlooked by Mourinho who favoured Cesar Azpilicueta instead.

Luis' imminent departure could pave the way for Augsburg wing-back Abdul Baba Rahman to replace him. The 21-year-old Ghanaian has also attracted interest from Chelsea's Premier League rivals Arsenal but has opted to join the Blues.

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Everton
Filipe Luis
Jose Mourinho
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Roberto Martinez
John Terry
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