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Chelsea’s desire to sign Everton defender John Stones now looks one step closer to reality after already having had two bids knocked back for the Toffee’s 21-year-old centre-back, it would appear that the Blues are now ready to buckle to Everton’s demands and pay the clubs £34 million valuation in order to bring the England international to Stamford Bridge.



According to the Daily Mirror Everton is prepared to sell if the Blues match their valuation, and with Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho worried that if he does not sign Stones, the defender will join rivals Manchester United he is prepared to act now in order to avoid what would be a double blow for the west London club.



Mourinho also sees the youngster as the prefect replacement for John Terry, and knows that despite having to perhaps pay a little more than he had wanted to, he will have a player who has already proved himself in the Premiership and provided he has no serious injuries could serve Chelsea well for the next 13 years.