In January, Manchester United will join the race to sign 21-year-old Everton defender John Stones, who has also attracted interest from the likes of Chelsea FC and Barcelona.   One of the biggest stories of the summer transfer window was Chelsea FC’s chase of young England centre-back John Stones, who Everton have managed to keep at Goodison Park despite the interest of the current Premier League title holders. Stones had a breakthrough season with Everton in 2014-15, attracting interest from a number of top clubs thanks to his tenacity as well as his elegance on the ball. But Everton manager Roberto Martinez was hell-bent on keeping him at the club despite three progressively larger bids from Chelsea FC — believed to exceed A?30 million — even though Stones handed in a transfer request. The next big thing . The ball-playing central defender has started this season for Everton in good form as well. He has completed 89% of his passes […]

. Everton Defender Seamus Coleman says that holding on to players like Romelu Lukaku and John Stones is a massive statement made by the club. Everton FC currently sit 9th on the EPL table with 17 points, 9 behind league leaders Manchester City and Arsenal, and this is in large part thanks to key contributions from young players like John Stones in defence, and Romelu Lukaku, who has scored seven goals in twelve games behind only prolific Leicester City marksman Jamie Vardy. “Hea s a great finisher and if we can play to his strengths hea s a massive threat for us. Wea re very happy that hea s scoring goals and long may that continue,” Coleman told reporters in Dublin, according to goal.com. “Hea s a young lad, people forget, but he keeps scoring close to 20 goals a season so ita s great for us.” “It was a massive statement from the club [to keep Stones at Goodison […]