Everton defender John Stones is wanted by Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho, and it would appear as if the Portuguese manager will eventually give in and pay the £40 million it may take in order for Everton to sell the 21-year-old England international centre-back.
Stones is seen by Mourinho as the ideal man to replace Chelsea veteran John Terry, and is going all out to try and convince the youngster to push for a move to Stamford Bridge.
Stones’s Toffee’s teammate Steven Naismith is urging Stones to ignore the advances from Chelsea and stay at Everton where he is learning his trade with the help of England defender Phil Jagielka.
“Have a long think about it – the grass isn’t always greener. At this stage, it’s hard for players to see this exact moment in their career. You can be blinded”.
“I know, when I was injured and coming back, not playing football was the hardest thing and I would have dropped down two divisions just to play”.
“There’s so much to think about, and Phil Jagielka is a great mentor. He’s a great leader – not just for defenders, but our squad as a whole. I think John, if you ask him, he would be one of the first to mention him as one of the folk he’s learnt off most at the club”.
“Everton is a fantastic place to be. The club as a whole is a well-run club”.