The Toffees are believed to have rejected a bid of around £20million for the 21-year-old, who played in Everton’s 3-1 B arclays Asia Trophy final defeat to Arsenal on Saturday. Mourinho told Sky Sports News: “We made a bid because we like the player, we don’t make bids for players we don’t like – but I respect Everton. It’s up to them – everything is in their hands. Press Association Stones said at a sponsor’s event on Friday night: ”I am very happy at Everton.” And Martinez underlined his determination to hang on to his best players after dismissing speculation midfielder James McCarthy could be another of his players destined to leave Goodison Park for a bigger club. He said on Saturday: “We’re not a selling club in that respect.” “I don’t speak about him (Stones) because he’s not my player. We’ve made the bid and the bid is there. Everton have the power to accept or refuse the bid. “This is a problem between John Stones and Everton. “When the transfer window is open, every club and player is open to bids. “Bids come for our players and we make bids for other players. The process can be so simple. “I would advise Roberto Martinez to do the same thing I do. If I don’t want to accept any offer, I say ‘I don’t accept any offer’. He can make it very, very easy. Martinez expressed his frustration that news of the bid had become public. The Spaniard said after his team’s game in Singapore: “There is the disappointment of a club making a statement to the press and making it openly. “I don’t think we’d do it and speak about a player. John Stones is an Everton player, full stop.” Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has admitted his club have made a bid for John Stones and says any deal for the defender is in Everton’s hands.
BREAKING NEWS: MET Eireann and the BBC have issued warnings for snow and ice for Donegal today (Thursday).Up to 3cms of snow is expected to fall today, with more on higher ground.Motorists are once again warned to take care on the roads which are already wet from last night’s storm. This will cause freezing road conditions in most areas, especially inland.BBC in the North is predicting snow in Co Donegal through Thursday morning, with the south and west of the county worst affectedSTATUS YELLOW ALERTSnow-ice Warning for Countrywide Scattered snow showers overnight and during the day generally giving accumulations of less than 3 cm.Valid:Thursday 13 February 2014 00:01 to Thursday 13 February 2014 18:00STATUS YELLOW – Weather Alert – Be AwareThe concept behind YELLOW level weather alerts is to notify those who are at risk because of their location and/or activity, and to allow them to take preventative action. It is implicit that YELLOW level weather alerts are for weather conditions that do not pose an immediate threat to the general population, but only to those exposed to risk by nature of their location and/or activity. NEW WEATHER ALERT FOR SNOW AND ICE FOR DONEGAL was last modified: February 13th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:iceMet Eireannsnowweather alertyellow warning read more