Transfer News – Stones joins Manchester City

England defender John Stones has joined Manchester City, after completing a move away from Goodison Park on Tuesday morning.

The 22 year old who joined Everton in 2013 from Barnsley for a fee of 3 million has now left Merseyside for what the Toffees have called a record transfer free for the club.

Stones, has been included in Manchester City’s Champions League squad for next week’s play-off with Romanian side Steaua Bucharest, Stones told the Manchester City website, mancity.com ‘I’m absolutely delighted to sign for City and now the deal’s done I’m looking forward to the next stage in my career’.

In other news, Everton have began negotiations with Belgian striker, Romelu Lukaku. The Belgian striker has expressed his desire to leave the club and play for a top European club this summer, but it now seems Everton want to negotiate a deal with Lukaku. According to the Express Newspaper, the Toffees representatives will hold talks with Lukaku’s agent Mino Raiola while he is Manchester to negotiate Paul Pogba’s deal.

The new owner at Everton, Farhad Moshiri is desperate to hold onto the Belgian as he bids to transform the Toffees into a Champions League club this season. Lukaku has impressed on Merseyside for the past 3 seasons and manager Ronald Koeman will be hoping he can play a key role in the club’s progress. The Belgian forward is likely to demand wages in excess of £120,000 a week if he is to continue to play with the Toffees.

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