Premier League champions Chelsea are considering lining up a bid for Everton starlet John Stones, according to reports.
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Stones has impressed in the heart of the Everton since joining from Barnsley for around £3m in 2013, and Metro reports that Blues boss Jose Mourinho is keeping a close eye on the England international.
The 20-year-old is believed to have attracted the interest of a number of Premier League clubs, however Chelsea are reportedly mulling over £30m transfer bid for the young defender.
Stones still has three years left to run on his contract at Goodison Park, but Mourinho is believed to be plotting a summer swoop to help bolster the west London side’s defence.
The Everton man’s performances have already earned him four England caps and he is seen as a future star for the Three Lions and a potential starting player at the 2018 World Cup.
Stones made his England debut during the side’s 3-0 win over Peru at Wembley in May last year and was named by Roy Hodgson as a standby player for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.