The 21 year old has been subject to three bids from Chelsea this summer and, contrary to what his close friends had told us, is now believed to be forcing through a move.
Stones has made 50 first team starts for Everton since signing from Barnsley in January 2013, earning himself an England call-up where he narrowly missed out on going to the World Cup last summer.
It is not known whether Everton have accepted his request, although it would be difficult to keep him at the club against his wishes.
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