Transfer Balls: Everton’s John Stones wants Chelsea move
The Sun says John Stones is “keen” to move from Everton to Chelsea. Readers are told:
JOHN STONES is ‘definitely interested’ in joining Chelsea.
And Chelsea want him:
And the champions are preparing a £25million bid after having a £20m offer rejected.
The Mirror says the bid will be £34m. The Mail said it’s £26m.
We hear from a Sun “source”:
“This is not a Raheem Sterling situation where there’s any bad feeling between John and the club or vice-versa — but John is definitely interested in going to Chelsea.
“John was not misquoted last week but the timing of that quote being released by Everton was quite interesting because he actually spoke BEFORE the bid.”
The Times says Everton rejected the Chelsea bid last Friday. Stones was quoted as having said this the day earlier:
“I am very happy to be at Everton for the future. My aim right now is to try and nail down a regular spot in this Everton team and hopefully that will take care of playing for England. I have to keep learning off the likes of Phil Jagielka and keep progressing at this club.”
Unless a big money bid arrives, in which case, see yer Phil…