- Current club: Manchester City
- Date of Birth: 28 May 1994
- Birthplace: Barnsley, Barnsley, England
- Position: Centre back
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while John Stones has his own injury problems and Fernandinho – arguably the Premier League's best defensive midfielder – has had to fill in
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Manchester City find themselves in a defensive crisis following a thigh injury for John Stones which will keep him out of action for four weeks at the least.
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola will reportedly consider a move for a new central defender in January following a long-term knee injury for Aymeric Laporte.
Man City defender Aymeric Laporte will be missing and out of action for at least 20 games after sustaining a serious injury in the game against Bournemouth in the Premier League last week. The Spanish defender is an important member of City's squad and it is understood the club have no plans to sign a replacement.
England and Manchester City centre-back John Stones looks set to sign a new contract with the club, having agreed terms alongside his agent this week. The defender, who has amassed an impressive haul of trophies since his arrival at the club, will put pen to paper on a five year extension to his current deal.
Manchester United could reportedly face direct competition from Manchester City in the race to sign Harry Maguire from Leicester City this summer.
Manchester City have the chance to return to the top of the Premier League table when they welcome Chelsea to the Etihad Stadium on Sunday. The Citizens come into the game after successive wins over Arsenal and Everton in the space of seven days.
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola is not desperate to sign a new central midfielder when the transfer window reopens in the New Year.
Manchester City are reportedly planning to hold discussions over a new long-term deal with defender John Stones.
Manchester City are understood have no plans of offloading John Stones despite being on the fringes of the first-team of late. The England international has made just one appearance since March.
With the Premier League title already in their grasp, Manchester City's plans for next season will already be up and running as Pep Guardiola and his team look to dominate English football even more in the coming campaign and attempt to conquer Europe. It is likely that a number of new players will arrive at The Etihad over summer, but that may mean that some have to leave, one of which could be England defender, John Stones.
Manchester City are at the Etihad Stadium for the second leg of their Champions League quarter-final tie against Liverpool. The Citizens suffered a disappointing 3-0 defeat at Anfield in the reverse fixture, and they now have a huge deficit to make up in front of their faithful.
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has confirmed that he has a near full strength side to choose from for this weekend's derby against Manchester City.
Manchester City will seek to continue their push for the Premier League title when they host Chelsea at the Etihad Stadium this weekend. The Citizens picked up a comfortable 3-0 win at Arsenal on Thursday night, and they now require just five victories in their next 10 matches to be crowned the English champions.
Manchester City will seek to continue their winning run across all competitions when they take on Arsenal in the Premier league tonight.
Manchester City will be aiming to make strides towards the quarter-finals of the Champions League when they take on Basel at St Jakob Park in the round of 16 first-leg. The Swiss champions have possessed an impressive record against English sides with four wins in their previous five home outings, but they can expect a stiffer challenge versus the Premier League leaders.
The record £75 million transfer fee has most definitely come as a surprise to most people, and Virgil van Dijk’s heavy price tag will surely give him a huge weight to carry in the coming months. Nevertheless the question remains as to whether the former Celtic defender is worth this huge sum of money, and whether the Dutchman will be able to deliver the goods for his new club. Only time will tell however..
Manchester United will aim to extend their 17-match winning streak in the Premier League when they take on Newcastle United at St James Park on Wednesday night.
Manchester City are unlikely to be held to ransom for the services of Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk. The Netherlands international has been strongly tipped to pursue a fresh challenge next month, having failed to seal his preferred move to Liverpool last summer.
Manchester City may not move for Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez until next summer with Pep Guardiola not wanting to disrupt the balance of his squad.
Manchester City are prepared to offer stiff competition to Liverpool in the race to sign Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk during the January transfer window.