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Arsenal to move for Manchester City star?

Arsenal to move for Manchester City star?

John Stones news

Stones wanted by Arsenal

Arsenal could reportedly retain their interest in signing Manchester City defender John Stones prior to the summer transfer window.

The centre-back was linked with a surprise loan move to the Emirates in January but a deal failed to materialise between the sides.

However, the Gunners are still said to hold an interest in the former Everton man and 90min claims that they are prepared to offer an escape route to the centre-back this summer.

Stones has struggled for gametime in the Premier League, in particular, and he has been restricted to just 10 starts during the course of the campaign where Nicolas Otamendi and Fernandinho have been preferred ahead of him.

He has made just 54 top-flight appearances for the Cityzens over the past two-and-a-half years and during this period, his playing time has been reduced due to injuries and a lack of form.

Stones has recently featured in back-to-back Cup games for Manchester City but it is unclear whether he will make the starting XI when the Cityzens face Manchester United in the weekend's derby in the Premier League.