Despite failing to feature in a single minute of England’s Euro 2016 campaign, the ten-cap international remains high on Pep Guardiola’s agenda for the summer window.
Indeed, the Citizens are set for a shakeup at the back with Vincent Kompany struggling for fitness, Eliaquim Mangala struggling for form and Martin Demichelis’ contract expiring last Friday.
The 22-year-old centre-back would be a welcome addition but according to The Daily Mail, Everton will only let him leave for a £50million fee.
That would make the former Barnsley starlet the most expensive British defender of all time, gazumping the £30million Manchester United paid for Rio Ferdinand back in summer 2002.
And the Goodison outfit have already demonstrated their resolve in regards to Stones, knocking back a succession of bids from Chelsea last summer – the most lucrative being worth a whopping £40million.