Sky Sports have claimed that City’s offer of £41 million for Ake has been accepted by Bournemouth, and that the central defender only has to agree personal terms for the transfer to be completed.
In March 2020, 90min reported that Arsenal are interested in signing Stones, with City manager Pep Guardiola willing to sanction the sale of the centre-back.
The England international central defender has failed to make a huge impact at the Etihad Stadium since his move from Everton in 2016,
True, there have been injury problems, but when fit and available, the 26-year-old has not played regularly.
Arsenal do have quite a few centre-backs, but if the North London outfit want Stones, as reported by 90min in March 2020, then the report that Ake is on his way to City will be encouraging.
Ake will push Stones further down the pecking order at City, who will want to raise some cash and will be open to selling the Englishman.
Arsenal head coach Mikel Arteta worked with Stones when he was a coach at City, and perhaps the Spaniard will be able to get the best out of the former Everton star.