Report: Everton rejects Chelsea's $47 million bid for John Stones

Everton has said no to a $47 million bid from Chelsea for talented 21-year-old defender John Stones, according to ESPNFC.

The club rejected a $40 million offer from Chelsea in July, as the Blues aim to improve their backline after securing just one point from six this league season, including a 3-0 loss at Manchester City on Sunday. 

Stones, who has made four appearances for the English national team, scored one goal in 23 appearances for Everton in 2014-15. 

A talented defender with plenty of room to grow, it's hard to imagine many teams rejecting such a massive bid. But Everton manager Roberto Martinez seems keen on building the squad and fighting for a European spot rather than selling. 

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Stones looks set to stay at Everton. (USATSI)
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