Four major clubs willing to pay £50m for Everton star

John Stones is set to spark a bidding war this summer according to The Daily Mail, who suggest that Chelsea, Manchester City, Barcelona and Real Madrid are all ready to pay £50 million for the Everton defender.

The England international has been one of the most impressive performers in a star-studded Toffees side in recent times and is adjudged as the brightest talent in the latest generation of English players.

Chelsea had a number of offers rejected by Everton in the summer for the centre-half, with the Merseyside outfit sticking to their guns and insisting the former Barnsley man was not for sale at any price.

Stones’ future at Goodison Park is largely tied in with where Roberto Martinez’s men finish this season and whether they qualify for the Champions League.

The latest report suggests that Everton will have a fight on their hands to keep the defender in the summer however, with major European sides set to grapple for the starlet’s services.