Manchester City have reportedly ruled out any transfer to sell centre-back John Stones to Arsenal in this January transfer window.
The England international defender has not been as much of a regular for Manchester City in recent times, and it could make sense for him to leave the Etihad Stadium to boost his dreams of playing at Euro 2020 this summer.
Though, according to the Manchester Evening News, it seems City are not at all keen on letting Stones go, and this makes sense given that they’ve already suffered from the departure of Vincent Kompany at the end of last campaign and the injury to Aymeric Laporte this term.
Still, it remains to be seen what Stones himself will decide, with the Sun claiming he’d met with his agent and was open to talking a transfer to Arsenal.
The 25-year-old defender looks like he’d be a decent signing for the Gunners, who have seen in the need for reinforcements at centre-back for some time now.
And if John Stones really is keen to play more, it may be that he could look at some point, attempt harder to push for a move away from Manchester United.
For now, however, this seems like a bit of a non-starter, so Arsenal will have to look elsewhere for options to strengthen at the back this January.