Vincent Kompany’s departure final summer time, mixed with the long-term absence of Aymeric Laporte by way of harm, was a chance for Stones to cement himself because the cornerstone of City’s defence however he’s skilled a below-par marketing campaign.
Stones has featured in simply ten of City’s league matches this season and is understandably involved about his spot in England’s Euro 2020 squad.
Reports over the weekend claimed that Arsenal have expressed an curiosity in Stones and can be keen to signal the defender – both completely or on mortgage – within the January window.
However, Metro.co.uk understands City don’t have any intention of promoting Stones and won’t enable him to go away on mortgage.
Stones shares an agent with Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta and the Spaniard labored intently with the defender on his recreation throughout his three-and-a-half years on the Etihad.
Arsenal are eager on signing a defender this month after Calum Chambers was dominated out for the rest of the season with a cruciate harm.
But Pep Guardiola stays eager on preserving Stones, regardless of the membership’s plans on signing a centre-back this summer time.
Guardiola was angered by City’s failure to signal Harry Maguire and can look to rectify that mistake on the finish of the season by securing a accomplice for Aymeric Laporte.
Stones has two-and-a-half-years to run on his deal and the membership are in no rush to hand him an extension, regardless of doing so for the likes of Ederson, Bernardo Silva and Laporte.
However, Nicolas Otamendi is probably going to go away on the finish of the season and Stones will probably be anticipated to present competitors for Laporte and an incoming centre-back subsequent time period.