City are getting ready to start the Pep Guardiola era this summer, and the club may continue to try and sign English players.
Last summer, City snapped up Fabian Delph and Patrick Roberts in a bid to fill their quota of homegrown players for European competition, and a similar strategy may be in place at the Etihad Stadium this summer.
The Mirror report that City are keen to land Everton's England international centre back John Stones, given the poor performances of many of their defenders this season.
Intriguingly though, it seems that City are preparing to offer a host of fringe players - but still big Premier League names - in exchange for Stones, rather than pay a large fee to tempt the Toffees into a sale.
It's suggested that City will offer defender Eliaquim Mangala to Everton, giving the Toffees a direct replacement for Stones at centre half, whilst Spanish winger Jesus Navas is also being offered up for a potential move to join compatriot Roberto Martinez at Goodison Park.
Finally, striker Wilfried Bony - who has struggled to settle at the Etihad Stadium since his January 2015 move from Swansea City - is also being offered to Everton, and the Ivorian would be a great replacement for Romelu Lukaku, if the Belgian does leave the Toffees this summer.
Whether Everton would be willing to accept such a deal this summer remains to be seen, but it's an interesting offer from City as they look to move on some of their bigger-name fringe players.
Should Everton accept Bony, Mangala and Navas in exchange for Stones?