Chelsea are reportedly contemplating an approach for defender John Stones

Chelsea are reportedly contemplating an approach for defender John Stones in January.

The Everton defender was subjected to several offers from the Premier League champions in the summer. However, the Everton manager Roberto Martinez was steadfast in his decision that the young defender would not be sold under any circumstance. This proved to be the case since it is believed that Everton rejected a whopping £ 35 million offer from Chelsea. This would have made Stones as the most expensive defender in English football history.

Liverpool can benefit from Chelsea Slump

Former Manchester United and City midfielder Owen Hargreaves believes that new Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp will look towards taking advantage of Chelsea’s poor run of form right now. It has been a poor defence to the league title by the reigning English champions.

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Everton manager Roberto Martinez has steadied the ship

After a few wobbles in the early part of the season, it looks like Everton manager Roberto Martinez has steadied the ship.

Phil Jagielka and John Stones shows best Performance

Everton’s defensive duo – Phil Jagielka and John Stones – once again showed why why their team were bookmaker favourites after putting in an extraordinary display in the recent game against Swansea.

EVERTON HOLD FIRM

Roberto Martinez put foot down and sent a clear message across that no matter how high an amount gets offered, Everton is not going to sell John Stones this summer.

It’s been a very interesting situation at Everton regarding Stones. Chelsea, the England top tier champions made as many as three bids for the young defender, and Stones himself let his current employers know that he wanted to move to Stamford Bridge, but still the move didn't happen.

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Roberto Martinez still wants to sign Tom Cleverley from Manchester United

Everton’s Roberto Martinez has been attempting to sign Tom Cleverley since last year. In the previous season, Martinez launched an offer for the 25 year old midfielder but a deal could never be completed however this won’t stop the manager of Everton to continue luring Cleverley into Goodison Park.

"We know the situation with Tom. He's a player I know well, I've worked with him.’’ Roberto Martinez said.

Ross Barkley was a huge part in England’s U21 team

Ross Barkley was a huge part in England’s U21 team that recently qualified for the European championships. However, manager Gareth Southgate has left him out of the under 21 squad for the tournament itself.

Roberto Martinez concerned about change of Agent by Romelu Lukaku

Everton manager Roberto Martinez says that he is more concerned by the fact that striker Romelu Lukaku has changed his agent midway through the season.

The Belgian international joined the club in the summer from Chelsea for a club record fee of £ 28 million, but he has struggled to have the same kind of impact that he had last time around. Everton were persuaded into spending this amount of money on the player after he had an excellent loan spell last season. Still just 21 years old, Lukaku is expected to grow into a much better player than he is currently.

CITY STILL BELIEVE

The confidence of the Manchester City players is really remarkable. Despite having slipped to no. 4, they are still expecting themselves to go on and deny Chelsea from lifting the Premier League trophy this season.

Jesus Navas, one of the biggest flops for Manchester City in the last couple of years, feels Chelsea will have a slip up somewhere down the line in the remaining weeks and that will open the door for the Sky Blues.

Everton looking to use Europa League after Losing from Champions League

Everton are looking to use the Europa League as a mode of distraction from their poor league form and a way to get into the Champions League next season.

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