Everton defender John Stones has handed in a transfer request to force a move to Chelsea according to BBC Sport.
The 21-year-old has been the subject of a £30 million bid from the Blues but as it stands Everton are refusing to sell.
Stones, who joined the Toffees from Barnsley two years ago, is keen on a move before the transfer window. Everton boss Roberto Martinez has hit out at the Blues over their approach to sign the centre-back but as it stands the Merseyside club have yet to respond to his request.
Director Jon Woods has reiterated that stance to a fan, who filmed him telling supporters that Stones won’t be sold because there’s not enough time to sign a replacement. The video emerged after Everton’s 2-0 defeat against Manchester City on Sunday.
Asked whether the club would consider selling their prized asset, Woods replies: "I won't sell him, Bill [Kenwright, chairman] won't sell him, there's a handful of days to go."
And finally the Independent are reporting this morning that Chelsea stand a chance of signing Paul Pogba before the transfer window closes.
Chelsea hoping to pull off £100m double swoop
Chelsea are now convinced that they stand a chance of signing the duo of Paul Pogba and John Stones in this transfer window, as reported by the Independent.
It has been claimed that Blues director Marina Granovskaia is in contact with Italian giants Juventus over the possibility of signing Pogba, who has been rated at an incredible £70 million.
Stones, on the other hand, who reportedly handed in a transfer request at Goodison Park yesterday afternoon, has been linked with a £30m switch to west London, with the same report from the Independent claiming that Roman Abramovich is willing to spend as much as £100m on new transfers in the next week.
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