Reports have claimed Manchester City have set their sights on Everton defender John Stones in a swap deal that would could see Jack Rodwell return to Goodison Park.
Rodwel is done at the Etihad and is heavily tipped to make move away from the giants in the summer to try and reignite his career.
And City are aware of Everton’s interest in taking him back to Merseyside, according to the SportsDirectNews website.
So they are reportedly ready to offer a player-plus-cash deal for Stones, who has been impressive this season for the Merseysiders.
They believe their chances of luring the 19-year-old to the club will improve considerably if Roberto Martinez’s side fail to qualify for next season’s Champions League.