John Stones

John Stones to Chelsea: £40m bid required to secure arrival of Everton defender

The England international has been the subject of three bids from Chelsea already

Ramiro Funes Mori

Ramiro Funes Mori to Everton: River Plate defender close to £5m move after fee 'agreed'

Toffees still face competition for Argentina international

Darron Gibson: Everton midfielder facing court date after alleged drunken hit-and-run in £125,000 car left a cyclist injured

Gibson was said to have then hit a pump at a petrol station

Everton are determined not to sell Stones this summer
Pedro has been strongly linked with a switch to Old Trafford
John Stones in action for Everton last weekend

John Stones to Chelsea: Blues bid £30m for John Terry replacement but Everton seeking £40m

The centre back has been linked with Chelsea all summer

Valencia defender Nicolas Otamendi
John Terry sits on the bench behind Jose Mourinho

Chelsea's Jose Mourinho spells the end for John Terry, frustration for Arsenal's Theo Walcott, Memphis Depay will star for Manchester United

Seven things we learnt: City might have shot themselves in the foot, Leicester out to prove everyone wrong, Spurs relying on Harry Kane again and same old Sunderland

Everton are failing to play to the strengths of Romelu Lukaku by not utilising his pace to stretch opponents
Everton’s John Stones, left, produced a typically composed performance against Watford

Southampton vs Everton preview: John Stones continues to draw focus amid Chelsea interest

A look ahead to the Premier League fixture at St Mary’s

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