David Moyes undoubtedly needs to sign a new centre-back this summer.
Angelo Ogbonna has been superb this season, but the Italian is now on the wrong side of 32.
Fabian Balbuena and Winston Reid will probably be moved on this summer whilst Issa Diop continues to be highly inconsistent.
Potential Moyes / Stones reunion?
And the Sun linking Stones with a move to the London Stadium seems to make sense. Moyes knows the 26-year-old from his time in charge of Everton.
And the Scot is obviously a massive fan of the 39-capped England international. He raved about Stones in 2017, as quoted by WHUFC.com:
“John Stones – we brought from Barnsley. We saw someone who was naturally comfortable on the ball. What he needed to develop was his defending. He got that at Everton. Since then he’s gone on to show he’s a top quality defender. He could play for any team.”
There is one major problem, however. ExWHUemployee claims that the story is complete nonsense:
There is absolutely no truth in the story that we have bid £20m for John Stones ⚒ pic.twitter.com/pducFyga4u
— ExWHUemployee (@ExWHUemployee) July 31, 2020
Ex is the man who West Ham fans turn to when they need accurate updates on transfer news. The Hammers insider rarely puts a put wrong and he is one of the most reliable sources of West Ham news in the game. If not the most.
Stones has clearly fallen out of favour with Pep Guardiola at the Etihad. And most Hammers fans would surely love the 26-year-old at the London Stadium.
As ExWHUemployee suggests, however, it doesn’t seem like that will be happening anytime soon.