Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho hits back at Roberto Martinez

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Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has taken a sly dig at Everton boss Roberto Martinez as the fallout over defender John Stones continues.

The Stamford Bridge club have made public their interest in Stones throughout the summer, which has thoroughly annoyed Martinez.

The Everton boss was angered by John Terry's words about Stones, saying they were illegal within Premier League rules and the defender was trying to 'tap up' his fellow countryman.


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Speaking to the media, as per ESPN, Mourinho said: "I'm not speaking about Everton or Stones. I'm just speaking in general,

""If I could, I would speak with you (the media) once in a month. And there are other people in football who, if they could, they would have a press conference every day. And I don't want to say anything else."

Chelsea have had twice been rebuffed in their approach for Stones, with the Goodison Park club insisting the player is not for sale.

Martinez has recently revealed all the talk of a move to London has had an affect on the 21-year-old. It appears the relationship between these two managers continues to deteriorate as this very public transfer battle rolls on.

Chelsea currently have three first team central defenders on their books in John Terry, Gary Cahill and Kurt Zouma. Terry's recent comments that Stones is seen as star of the future signalled the clubs thought on the former Barnsley star.

Manchester City were also reported to be interested in the centre back but it appears Everton will stand firm in their claim that the player is not leaving the club this summer.

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