Joey Barton has some strong views on the offer.
Indeed, Barton sees Stones as a future England captain and can't believe Chelsea are offering as little as £20m for the 21-year-old.
And Sterling's recent move from Liverpool to Manchester City has made the ex-QPR man feel even more strongly about the bid.
John Stones = £20 million Raheem Sterling = £49 million If that turns out to be true, football transfers no longer make any sense?— Joseph Barton (@Joey7Barton) July 17, 2015
John Stones in my opinion is potential England Captain. Talented defender who can really play. Reminds me a lot of a young @rioferdy5— Joseph Barton (@Joey7Barton) July 17, 2015
Barton went on, even comparing Stones to Manchester City defender Mangala on Twitter.
Can't see Everton selling at £20m in the current market. If Mangala was €38m last year, Stones must be at least that? No?— Joseph Barton (@Joey7Barton) July 17, 2015
It is no surprise Everton are said to have rejected the bid, considering what Barton and many others have said about how low the valuation is.
Liverpool and Manchester City certainly haven't done Chelsea any favours in terms of keeping the price of English players down, meanwhile.