AS says City plan to sell the England international at the end of this season and replace him with a LaLiga defensive addition.
Villarreal stopper Pau Torres is City's No1 target.
And the Sky Blues plan to use the cash raised from Stones' sale to buy the young centre-half. City expect to raise around €60m from Stones' departure.
Torres is viewed as ideal for City manager Pep Guardiola's system. Indeed, he recently stated: "I am a defender more positional than rough and ready, I am work more in anticipation and recovery of lost balls.
"I like being in contact with the ball."
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