John Stones is one of the most sought after footballers in the world right now. Everton rejected three bids from Chelsea for the England international and his performances against Mourinho’s side showed why Chelsea were desperate to sign him and Everton are doing everything to hang on to him.
Real Madrid have now joined the Stones race as the ten-time European champions are reportedly looking to sign the defender especially if they sell Rafael Varane. Rafa Benitez has identified Stones as a potential transfer target with the ageing Pepe and only Ramos and Varane as A-list defenders with Nacho deputizing for all three center backs, Stones could be a very good acquisition for Benitez’s side. With Varane still looking to move to Manchester United and Manchester United still keen on the player, Real Madrid might be forced into the market in search of a defender and they have already completed their search.
Real Madrid are the biggest club in the world and can spend a lot of money when they are looking to bring in a footballer. Everton were able to resist Chelsea but will Martinez and his management be able to keep Stones from Real Madrid and more importantly, will the player be able to reject Madrid?