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Everton boss insists Stones will ‘not sulk’ if Chelsea move fails

stonesEverton fans in the Football Transfer Tavern are looking forward to the end of the transfer window more than most, if it means they can hold onto John Stones for another season at least.

The young centre back has emerged as a target for Chelsea in recent weeks, with the Premier League champions submitting offers of £20million and £26million, both of which were rejected.

Manchester United and Manchester City have also been linked with a move for the England international, however Toffees boss Roberto Martinez continues to insist he is not for sale.

As has become often the case in recent years, players often attempt to force a move by sulking or going on strike, however Martinez insists Stones loves Everton too much to make the next few weeks difficult with regards to a potential transfer, reports the Guardian.

“He loves Everton. He loves the club and the team and he is an incredible professional, so I don’t think you would ever expect him to sulk,” Martínez said.

“He will always react professionally. John is an incredible leader. He will always give everything to the club.”

Everton supporting punters here in the Transfer Tavern feel that keeping Stones is pivotal the the success of the club, with everyone here in the Tavern agreeing that he will be a regular England international in the very near future!

Everton fans, do you think you can hold onto John Stones before the close of the transfer window? What do you consider to be a realistic asking price? Let us know your thoughts below!

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