Chelsea’s hope of signing John Stones seems to have been taunted after a reported second bid have been rejected by the Toffees.
According to the Guardian, a reported second bid of £26million have been knock back following an earlier rejection of £20million bid from the Blues
The 21 year old England international is seen as a potential long-term replacement to veteran skipper John Terry, who will be 35 years in December.
The England international who moved from Bamsley two seasons ago has become a formidable player in the Toffees defence line and has been tipped by many as the future England skipper due to his cordination and techniques.
Mourinho has reiterated his admiration and desire to sign the young defender to his team but this has been blocked by the Toffees manager Roberto Martinez who has insisted that the player is not for sale.
If Mourinho’s side are to get Stones, they need to act fast and up their bid to secure his signature due to stiff competition coming from their arch rival Manchester United who are also interested in the player, and according to reports, a bid of £34million may be enough to tempt the young talent away from Goodison Park.