Chelsea transfers: Everton rule out John Stones sale
Everton defender John Stones won't be sold to Chelsea or any other club this summer, according to a Toffees director
Chelsea target John Stones won’t be sold in the summer transfer window, according to Everton director Jon Woods.
The defending Premier League champions have reportedly already had a £30m bid for the young centre-half rejected by Everton in recent weeks.
Chelsea are thought to be prepared to make an offer in excess of £40m for the England Under-21 international in an attempt to secure a long-term successor for John Terry and Gary Cahill.
But Everton chief Woods was emphatic in his stance that former Barnsley defender Stones would be staying at Goodison Park beyond the end of the summer transfer window.
“I won’t sell him, Bill won’t sell him, because there aren’t many days to go,” Woods is quoted as saying by The Guardian.
Stones was a key part of Matinez’s Everton defence last season as the centre-half scored one goal in 28 games in all competitions last season.
The Toffees youngster has three-and-a-half years remaining on his current deal after he moved to Everton from Barnsley in a £3m deal in 2013.