Everton youngster John Stones will be at the centre of a bidding war between Premier League giants Chelsea and Manchester City this summer, according to reports.
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Stones has impressed with the Toffees since his £3m move from Barnsley and The Daily Mail reports both Chelsea and City are preparing to big-money offers for the 20-year-old.
Blues boss Jose Mourinho is believed to have made a move for the England international last summer, but he was issued a hands-off warning by Everton.
Stones still has three years left to run on his contract at Goodison Park and it is believed a fee of around £30m would be enough to tempt Everton into selling one of it most prized possessions.
The youngster’s stellar performances in the Premier League has already earned him four England caps and he is seen as 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.