There have been some raised voices over by the bar today after reports suggested that Manchester City are willing to use three first team players to fund a summer deal.
Chelsea also have a strong interest in the 21-year old, who they nearly signed last summer, but with the Blues unlikely to secure Champions League football for next season, City are said to be leading the race for Stones’ signature.
The allure of playing under Pep Guardiola may also convince Stones that an Etihad switch would be the best move for his future.
Our landlord has been discussing the potential transfer with some City fans in the Tavern and he has found out that, despite the fact he was subbed off against them in the Capital One Cup semi-final, they are excited at the prospect of landing another of England’s top young talents.
Manchester City fans, would you be happy to offload three first team players to secure Stones? Let us know in the comments below!