In keeping with The Solar, Everton have joined Arsenal within the race for Manchester Metropolis centre-back John Stones forward of the summer time switch window.
The England worldwide is out of favour on the Etihad Stadium and is approach down boss Pep Guardiola’s pecking order, with the quartet of Aymeric Laporte, Fernandinho, Nicolas Otamendi and Eric Garcia all forward of him.
Stones joined Metropolis from Everton in a £50 million deal in the summertime of 2016 however has struggled to nail down a everlasting spot as a consequence of his frequent errors, and he’s stated to be open to an exit this summer time.
Toffees boss Carlo Ancelotti needs one other centre-back to spice up his backline and has already been linked with Marseille’s Boubacar Kamara, Lille’s Gabriel, Paris Saint-Germain’s Thiago Silva and Chelsea’s Kurt Zouma.
Stones could possibly be out there in a cut-price deal and Everton are open to bringing him again to Goodison Park.
The 26-year-old has solely featured in 20 video games throughout all competitions for Man. Metropolis this time period and his place within the Three Lions squad could possibly be below large menace.
Stones is already not an computerized starter in England’s XI and together with his probabilities at Metropolis now getting slimmer, shifting elsewhere to save lots of his profession is pertinent, and returning to Everton may do the trick for the one-time costliest English centre-back.