Everton ready to reject Chelsea's £30m John Stones bid

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Reports emerged on Monday morning claiming Jose Mourinho was set to make his third offer for Everton's John Stones.

The Chelsea manager has already seen bids worth £20million and £26m knocked back by the Toffees, but Mourinho wanted to make sure he got his man by the end of the week by offering £30m.

However, Everton have already told the Daily Mail that they will not accept such an offer as they are not interested in parting with the central defender.


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Roberto Martinez is confident that Stones will not push for a move to Stamford Bridge despite reports claiming that the 21-year-old is ready to do just that. There is also plenty of animosity between the two clubs, which continues to grow.

Mourinho, along with his current defenders Gary Cahill and John Terry, has been trying his best to unsettle the England international by making his pursuit of his signature public.

Asking price

Everton would loathe to see the former Barnsley player leave this summer, but recognise that an offer in the region of £35m would make economic sense. However, they also believe that another stellar season at Goodison Park will see Stones' value rise even further.

Stones is likely to go to France next summer along with the England squad for Euro 2016 and a decent performance may see his reputation and value go above and beyond the £49m Manchester City paid for Raheem Sterling.

Chelsea have plenty of money in the coffers having sold Petr Cech and Filipe Luis and only replacing them with Radamel Falcao and Asmir Begovic. However, it is not known whether Mourinho would be willing to increase his offer further.

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