Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

City and United Ready to Go into Battle over Strong Stones

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

City and United Ready to Go into Battle over Strong Stones

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JOHN Stones is set to be at the centre of the first battle between Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho if the Special One takes over at United.

The England defender is highly-regarded on both halves of Manchester.

It is understood that Everton privately accept he will leave in the summer - sparking a bidding war between Europe's biggest clubs.

It's believed Stones wants to stay close to his family in Yorkshire, meaning United and City are favourites to land him.

Mourinho desperately tried to sign the 21-yearold last summer when still in charge at Chelsea.

And he will be among his top targets if he is appointed Louis van Gaal's successor.

United have already had Stones watched this season with a view to a summer bid. …

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