Chelsea are ready to pay over the odds to sign Everton defender John Stones. With Blues considering making a final bid in the region of £40m for Stones.
Everton have maintained their stance throughout the summer that the England international will not be sold. But can they resist the temptations if Chelsea produce an offer which would make Stones the expensive defender in English football history.
Chelsea would have doubled their original valuation of the centre-back, which goes on to show how inflated the market is at the moment.
Roberto Martinez has refused to deny claims that Stones is attracted by the possibility of moving to Stamford Bridge, but Stones has not agitated for a move.