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Barcelona rival Chelsea for exceptional England international

stonesFans in the Transfer Tavern can’t quite believe what they’re reading this afternoon, as it’s stated that European giants Barcelona have joined the hunt for one of England’s finest.

The Telegraph says that Barcelona have scouted Everton defender John Stones and are now preparing to rival Chelsea for the signature of the England international.

Barcelona sent scouts to watch Stones in action against Spain last week, though the Toffees defender did not feature in that friendly, but the Everton man put in a great shift during England’s victory over France; their first win over Les Bleus since 1997.

Everton rejected Chelsea’s numerous offers for Stones during the summer, with manager Roberto Martinez stating that one day he’d move somewhere better than Stamford Bridge, and it seems Catalonia could be that destination.

It would be a huge deal to see an England international at one of Europe’s finest clubs, with the last England national to play for Barcelona being Gary Linekar in 1989- 26 years ago.

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