The Daily Mail have reported that John Stones will sign a new deal at Everton, but only if it includes a £38m get-out clause.
Chelsea bid that figure for Stones this summer and the England defender is now playing hardball to ensure that the move becomes a reality in the future.
It leaves Everton with a quandary. Accept the release clause, or let Stones' current contract run down, devaluing the player's value. Here's what Chelsea fans can expect if the move becomes a reality.