West Ham United vice-chairman Karren Brady has given her take on the John Stones transfer saga in her football diary in The Sun.
The British tabloid has claimed that the London outfit have had two bids for the 21-year-old centre-back rejected, but they remain interested in the youngster.
The Guardian has also reported that Premier League rivals Manchester United and Manchester City are monitoring the England international.
West Ham vice-chairman Brady has expressed her opinion on the matter, suggesting that Everton may eventually have to sell Stones just like Liverpool had to part company with Raheem Sterling when City came calling.
“If Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho’s public shout-out to Stones succeeds it is because, ultimately, the player thinks his ambitions can be fulfilled at Stamford Bridge rather than Goodison,” the 46-year-old wrote in her football diary in The Sun.
“All Everton can hope for is a huge transfer fee, like Liverpool had to settle for with Raheem Sterling.”
Just like Stones, Sterling is one of the most promising young English players and was snapped up by a top-four club earlier this summer.
The 20-year-old England international winger had been a regular for Liverpool for about two seasons, proving himself as a top talent in the process.
According to ESPN, the transfer fee that City had to pay the Merseyside club to secure the services of Sterling could rise to £49 million.