Manchester City recieve boost in persuit of £50m-rated John Stones

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Everton’s star defender John Stones has signalled his intention to leave the Toffees in order to join Manchester City. The Daily Mail claim that Stones is trying to force a move to the City this summer.

However, the report goes onto state that Everton have set a £50 million price tag on the young defender who was included in England’s 23-man squad which competed at Euro 2016 this summer.

If Man City match Everton’s valuation, the 22-year-old will become Britain’s most-expensive defender. The Citizens have already completed the signings of Spain’s Nolito and the Germany international Ilkay Gundogan over the summer.

The Daily Mail go onto state that Chelsea were also previously interested in signing Stones last year but were unable to agree upon a transfer fee with Everton.

Stones joined Everton from Barnsley back in January 2013 and was an unused substitute during all of England’s games at Euro 2016. The highly rated defender  made 41 appearances for Everton in all competitions last season.

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