first_img1 Everton have rejected a transfer request from defender John Stones.Toffees chairman Bill Kenwright released a statement to reaffirm the club’s stance that the 20-year-old, who has been heavily linked with Chelsea, will not be allowed to leave Goodison Park this summer.The Blues have had three bids for the England youngster rejected – the latest in the region of £30m – as they look to bolster their defensive reinforcements.Stones informed the club of his desire to leave earlier this week, but Everton manager Roberto Martinez reiterated following the club’s Capital One Cup victory at Barnsley that he will not be sold.The club statement read:Everton Football Club has rejected a transfer request from John Stones. Since the start of the transfer window, we have resolutely turned down offers from another Premier League football club for our player. John is not for sale and he will remain a highly valued member of our first team squad. John Stones last_img read more