Manchester City need to ease the pressure on Aymeric Laporte by rebuilding the backline during the next transfer window.
Manchester City are continuing to monitor Swansea City's highly-rated centre back Joe Rodon ahead of a possible summer transfer swoop.
It is shaping up to be a busy summer for several members of the England squad as they gear up for Euro 2020 and potentially having to find a new club.
John Stones is an injury doubt for Manchester City when they go to Sheffield United, who themselves are sweating over the fitness of forward David McGoldrick.
Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has jumped to the defence of John Stones amid fresh criticism over the defender's form.
Nicolas Otamendi is ready to quit Manchester City this summer and former club Valencia are keen on taking the central defender back to the Mestalla.
It seems John Stones will not be joining Arsenal this month but the defender must still convince Pep Guardiola he has a long-term future at Manchester City.