Tottenham have enquired about signing Manchester City defender John Stones on loan for the season, with an possibility to make the move everlasting next summer time.
Jose Mourinho’s men lost Jan Vertonghen earlier within the transfer window and have to date failed to replace the Belgium international, while City have seen Nathan Ake and Ruben Dias arrive for a mixed fee of £105m, pushing Stones additional down the pecking order.
Tottenham have rotated between Eric Dier, Davinson Sanchez and Toby Alderweireld in central defence to date this season, while teenager Japhet Tanganga has struggled with injury issues.
According to the Daily Mail, Spurs would have to pay £20m to make the deal everlasting in a year’s time. However, Stones is believed to be completely happy to stay on the Etihad Stadium and battle for his place.
The Athletic also perceive that any such move ‘doesn’t seem probably’.
Tottenham have also been linked with Antonio Rudiger in recent weeks, but the Germany international is as a substitute closing in on a move to Serie A side Milan as completely revealed by . Milan Skriniar is also unlikely to move to north London.
26-year-old Stones hasn’t played for Pep Guardiola’s side for the reason that opening day victory over Wolves and has had combined fortunes since becoming a member of the Catalan’s revolution 4 years in the past.
Stones was signed for £47.5m from Everton back in 2016 and, regardless of taking part in a pivotal function in Guardiola’s first title-winning marketing campaign, the Englishman has failed to progress due to injuries and a lack of form.
The former Barnsley man has won two Premier League trophies, an FA Cup and three League Cups since swapping the Toffees for the Citizens. The rise of a number of different English centre backs has also seen Stones drop out of Gareth Southgate’s England set-up.
Any deal may hinge on the long run of Eric Garcia, who has been strongly linked with a move to Barcelona, while Spurs have not too long ago confirmed the loan deal of Ryan Sessegnon to Bundesliga outfit Hoffenheim.