The Stamford Bridge outfit have been chasing the hard tackling Everton’s John Stones all summer. The 6ft 2 England international star has been tipped to be a long term replacement for aging skipper John Terry.
According to Daily Telegraph, Chelsea are unrelenting in their quest to land the former Barnsley man as they are set to table in an improved third bid of £30million over the initial bids.
Reports have it that Everton are already looking for a player in the defence peradventure they lost their most informed defender.
The Premier League champions are looking forward to bolster their back line in the coming campaign and the 21-year old star who had eye-catching games for the Toffees last season has won Jose Mouriho’s heart.
Reports say Manchester United are also interested in the centre back after failing to secure the services of Real Madrid skipper Sergio Ramos.
United are said to be offering bumper cash plus Jonny Evans as part of the deal since Everton are short of centre backs.