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Reports: Stones wants Man City move, Everton has replacement lined up

England Training Session - UEFA Euro 2016

CHANTILLY, FRANCE - JUNE 23: Raheem Sterling and John Stones of England in action during a UEFA Euro 2016 England Training Session on June 23, 2016 in Chantilly, France. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

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The Liverpool Echo reports that John Stones has told Everton he wants a move to Manchester City.

The same report says Everton will use the money generated from the Stones sale to make sure it lands Kalidou Koulibaly from Napoli.

The price tag would be $60 million, according to the Manchester Evening News.

The England centre-half has held talks with manager Ronald Koeman and informed him of his intention to quit Goodison this summer.

And the ECHO understands that Stones wants to begin his pre-season training at City with Pep Guardiola.


The funny thing about the move is that there is simply no guarantee Stones reaches Koulibaly’s level, and it would be a sign that Ronald Koeman will pick up at Everton where he’s left off at Southampton (although Koulibaly is said to cost in the same neighborhood as Stones).

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