Reports are out claiming that Manchester City are joining the battle for Everton defender John Stones.
The Daily Star Sunday says City believe they can win the £50 million battle for Stones in the summer.
Chelsea made repeated bids up to £38m for Everton’s star without success.
They will try again at the end of the season as Stones, 21, will not move before the transfer window closes on Monday night.
But City are quietly confident they can capture Stones after learning his preference is to stay in England – which will disappoint Spanish giants Real Madrid and Barcelona, who have both shown an interest in the defender.
The England international is also linked with Arsenal and Manchester United.