Report: Everton were willing to offer John Stones a new contract

Everton Chairman Bill Kenwright and new manager Ronald Koeman during the press conference

The Everton defender is wanted by Pep Guardiola at Manchester City.

Everton's John StonesEverton's John Stones

According to the Daily Mail, Everton were willing to offer John Stones a new contract to try and tempt him into staying at Goodison Park this summer.

The defender is expected to leave the club before the end of the transfer window, with Manchester City seemingly keen on his signature.

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola is presented to the fansManchester City manager Pep Guardiola is presented to the fans

Reports have suggested that he views the England international as the perfect addition to his defence next season.

So far a move has not been agreed after Everton set a £50 million asking price for their man.

He looks unlikely to stay at Goodison Park despite that, with the Liverpool Echo reporting he has told them he wants to leave after discussions with new manager Ronald Koeman.

Everton's John StonesEverton's John Stones

However, according to the Daily Mail they were still willing to offer him improved terms at the club to try and keep him.

The Blues would likely have offered substantial improvement on his current terms, but unfortunately for them his desire is to play for new City manager Pep Guardiola at the Etihad.

It now remains to be seen if he will get his wish as negotiations continue between the two clubs about his potential move this summer.

Everton manager Ronald Koeman before the match against BarnsleyEverton manager Ronald Koeman before the match against Barnsley

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