Jose Mourinho has confirmed that Chelsea have made a bid for Everton defender John Stones.
Sky sources understand the Blues had an initial offer of £20m rejected by Everton but will go back with a higher bid.
He said: “We made a bid, the bid is there and Everton has the power to accept it or refuse it, this is a problem between John Stones and Everton and I don’t speak about him because he is an Everton player.
“If we made a bid it is because we like the player, we don’t make bids for players we don’t like, but we respect Everton and respect every club that has a player and it is up to them, everything is in their hands. If today I receive a bid for Fabregas in two minutes I will say I don’t accept any bid, game over, that’s it.”