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West Ham United 'at the head of the queue for John Stones'

West Ham 'at the head of the queue for John Stones'
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West Ham United lead the race to sign Manchester City centre-back John Stones, according to a report.

West Ham United are reportedly leading the race to sign Manchester City centre-back John Stones during this summer's transfer window.

The England international is widely expected to leave the Citizens ahead of the 2020-21 campaign, and the likes of Arsenal and Chelsea have both been credited with an interest.

However, according to The Sun, the Hammers are at the head of the queue for the central defender, who could be available for as little as £20m in the summer market.

The 26-year-old only made 16 Premier League appearances for Pep Guardiola's side during the 2019-20 campaign, having fallen down the pecking order at the club.

Stones is in the final two years of his contract at the Etihad Stadium, meanwhile, and will allegedly be free to leave at the end of the season as the Citizens prepare to bring in Bournemouth's Nathan Ake.

The Englishman has won two Premier League titles, two EFL Cups and one FA Cup during his time at City.

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