West Ham ‘leapfrog Arsenal in £20m chase for Manchester City defender John Stones’ as centre-back nears exit with Nathan Ake set to replace him and join Pep Guardiola’s side
- Stones has endured difficult campaign for Manchester City this season
- The defender could be available for just £20m and that has alerted Moyes
- Arsenal have also been linked with a move for the England international
Manchester City defender John Stones could be set for a reunion with former boss David Moyes at West Ham, according to the Sun.
The Blues have had a £41million bid for defender Nathan Ake accepted by Bournemouth on Thursday after they were relegated from the Premier League.
It means England defender Stones, 26, could be available for just £20m and that has alerted Hammers boss Moyes.
John Stones could be available for just £20m after a frustrating season at Manchester City
Defender John Stones could be set for a reunion with former boss David Moyes at West Ham
Stones joined Everton from Barnsley in a £3m deal in January 2013 but Moyes moved to Manchester United a few months later.
Arsenal are also in the hunt for Stones, who recently opened up on his difficulty with form and fitness issues.
He told Sky Sports: ‘It has been really frustrating from a personal perspective. Injury re-occurrence, then little things like getting injured a few days in after lockdown.
The Blues have had a £41million bid for defender Nathan Ake accepted by Bournemouth
‘It’s been frustrating. I’ve tried to stay positive, and be ready when I’m called upon, and I feel I have been.
‘Coming back after lockdown, getting fit again, and then coming back in and playing against some tough opponents.’
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