Manchester City defender John Stones has developed as a potential transfer possibility for former club Everton, according to the source.
City is willing to unload the 26-year-old England International who made 129 appearances at the Etihad Stadium during its four years.
Although in the past Arsenal has been tied to Stones, the Toffees could be open to a reunion with their former star, according to The Sun reports.
In a time when Carlo Ancelotti is looking to improve on the back, club executives should believe they should re-sign Stones for less than the £47 m they got back in 2016.
In spite of Stones having two years left on his deal, Pep Guardiola could be able to retain him at the club for another year.
To finance a bid for its replacement, City would likely look to cash in on the right-sided center-back, however, having dropped down the pecking order.