ARSENAL have expressed an curiosity in Manchester Metropolis defender John Stones, based on studies.
The defender has 18 months left on his contract on the Etihad and Arsenal supervisor Mikel Arteta is a giant fan having labored with Stones throughout his time as Pep Guardiola’s assistant.
Arsenal have requested to be saved within the loop over Stones’ availability
In accordance with 90min, Stones could possibly be supplied an escape route out of Manchester by the Gunners, who’ve requested to be saved knowledgeable if the England worldwide turns into accessible.
Stones was anticipated to search out minutes laborious to return by this season following the signings of Ruben Dias and Nathan Ake in the summertime.
However after not that includes within the Premier League for the reason that opening day, the 26-year-old has now began Metropolis’s final two prime flight matches.
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Stones could possibly be tempted by a transfer in January, although, if that development does not proceed, as he bids to pressure his approach again into Gareth Southgate’s England squad for subsequent summer season’s Euros.
Arsenal boss Arteta seems eager to strengthen on the again once more regardless of omitting newboy William Saliba from the Gunners’ Premier League and Europa League squads.
The Gunners signed Saliba from Saint-Etienne final summer season however loaned him again to the French facet for the 2019-20 marketing campaign.
Nonetheless, Saliba’s season was disrupted by damage earlier than the Ligue 1 season was deserted because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Arteta feels Saliba wants one other ‘transition yr’ earlier than he’s prepared for the Arsenal first workforce.
The 19-year-old is alleged to be sad together with his scenario and is ready to surrender his £90k-a-month wages to depart in January.
Saliba would favor a mortgage transfer again to his native France, whereas Arsenal are reportedly eager for him to discover a Championship membership.
Arsenal have additionally been linked with a January transfer for Purple Bull Salzburg midfielder Dominik Szoboszlai, who’s valued at round £18million.
Nonetheless, the Gunners will reportedly face competitors from Real Madrid for the Hungary worldwide’s signature.
Szoboszlai, 20, is seen as a less expensive different to Lyon’s Houssem Aouar, who the Gunners didn’t land in the summertime switch window.