On Sunday, Stones returned home after helping England reach the World Cup semi-finals, with the centre-back making seven appearances at the tournament in Russia.
City are scheduled to meet Chelsea in the Community Shield on August 5 but Stones has insisted that he wants to be available for the clash at Wembley Stadium.
The 24-year-old is quoted by The Mirror as saying: "I'm going to go back in for the first game against Chelsea in the Community Shield. I just want to keep the momentum going. I will have a break. I will just make sure I am fighting fit for the new season.
"I've really enjoyed playing, I've enjoyed my football, I've enjoyed the challenges of playing in the biggest games. I felt like I've expressed myself, tried to bring everything to the table.
"I can honestly say I gave it my all, I've left nothing out on the pitch. Now it is about keeping improving. I feel I've improved as a person and a footballer over the last few weeks on the biggest stage in the world."
Since the start of last season, Stones has made a total of 40 outings for club and country.