Jose Mourinho hints that pursuit of Everton’s John Stones is over

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has all but confirmed the Blues will sign a left-back to replace Filipe Luis before the end of the transfer window but was coy on reports linking them with Everton starlet John Stones.


Man United target Sergio Ramos is expected to sign a new deal at Real Madrid.

This may be the case, as the Toffees have played hardball with Chelsea by rejecting their first two offers.

The Blues have already seen one bid rebuffed by the Toffees, while it has been suggested they have also failed again in an attempt to take the England worldwide to Stamford Bridge.

However, Metro reported that Swans manager Garry Monk is “reluctant” to part ways with his team captain and refuses to believe that Williams will leave the Liberty Stadium any time soon.

“I just wanted to play and enjoy the game”.

Former Barnsley starlet Stones is poised for a decisive season at Goodison Park.

Everton will have to fight off interest from both Chelsea and Manchester United if they are to keep hold of John Stones. Di Maria’s exit will pave the way for United to sign Pedro for £22million.

Laurent Blanc’s side face Lyon in the 2015 Trophee des Champions on Saturday before preparing to open their Ligue 1 title defence against Lille on August 7. “You can ask that every week but I don’t answer that question”.

But the Daily Star today reports that Newcastle are also monitoring Young’s situation at Old Trafford.


Manchester United forked out £59.7 million for the South American 12 months ago, but the £15 million shortfall may be considered more acceptable than having a want-away asset among the squad ranks.

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