Stones replacement sorted? Everton major target move seemingly imminent

Everton are seemingly on the verge of snapping up highly-rated Porto defender Bruno Martins Indi, with A Bola claiming that Porto expect the Dutchman to leave soon amid interest from the Merseyside club.

The Toffees look likely to lose key centre-back John Stones, with speculation suggesting that Manchester City and their North West rivals are likely to reach a compromise regarding the 22-year-old, which may include Wilfried Bony heading to Goodison Park.

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Stones’ future has been one of the sagas of the summer, but reports suggest that replacing him could be sorted quickly, with Martins Indi likely to move to Everton.

Porto expect the 24-year-old to leave the Estadio do Dragao in the coming days, with Ronald Koeman’s new side firmly at the front of the queue.

The recently appointed Everton chief coached the powerful defender during their time together at Feyenoord, suggesting that a transition could be smooth.

Porto paid €7.7m (£6.6m) for Martins Indi in 2014 and are likely to want to make a profit in the Netherlands international.