Reports have emerged claiming that Everton boss Roberto Martinez says John Stones is a better player for Chelsea’s frustrated pursuit this summer.
The England international remains keen to move to Chelsea in the future and will come face to face with his suitors at Goodison Park on lunchtime on Saturday, says the Daily Express.
Martinez said: “He has been performing on a very, very good level.
“John has gone from strength to strength in a period of high pressure. He has taken the support of everyone and you have seen him perform for England in a very natural manner.
“That is a sign of the calibre of the player.
“Our interest is to look after every player who represents this phenomenal football club. We are going to look after the human being as well as the footballer.
“We will carry on developing John to allow him to be an important player for us.”