Chelsea’s Pursuit Drags On Amid John Stones’ Reluctance To Leave Manchester City

Chelsea have expressed their interest in the 26-year-old central defender who has recently fallen out of favor with Pep Guardiola. Stones’ current deal is set to expire in the summer of 2022. This, in addition to his poor performances, has cut the Englishman’s transfer value to as low as £20 million. City’s most recent signing Nathan Ake has added even more doubts to Stones’ future with Guardiola.

Nathan Ake’s Aerial Vulnerability May Prove The Stumbling Block In Manchester City Move

Manchester City have reportedly been in contact with Bournemouth over the potential transfer of Nathan Ake, estimated at a £35 million bargain. The left-sided centre-back is one of the most wanted names on Pep Guardiola’s wish list, as he strives to solve City’s defensive woes.

Explained: How Much Should Manchester City Pay Napoli For Kalidou Koulibaly

The Senegalese international has been linked with a move away from Naples for a long time, but the transfer fee proposed by Aurelio De Laurentis tends to put off the majority of the clubs’ interest.

John Stones One Injury Away From Man City Exit After Guardiola’s Subtle Ultimatum

“I have said many times, and continue saying, I am more than delighted with John Stones as a person, as a professional, everything,” Guardiola said ahead of the game against Newcastle United.

Man City star John Stones out for a month, Pep Guardiola confirms

Manchester City suffered a blow as manager Pep Guardiola on Tuesday confirmed that defender John Stones was ruled out for a month due to muscle injury.