Barsnley-born defender John Stones' proposed move to Manchester City looks like being confirmed soon after the club made a revelation while submitting their Champions League squad to Uefa.
City put the Everton star's name on their list of players to be registered for the play-off clash with Steaua Bucharest, the deadline for which was last night. After fielding complaints that they had made an error, Uefa responded with a short statement. The European governing body told Press Association Sport: "The squad had to be submitted before midnight last night, and that was the squad we received from City."
Stones, who began his career at his hometown club before making a move to Everton for a fee of around £3m, was a target for Chelsea last season, with the Merseyside club managing to stave off the Blues' advances.
However, new City boss Pep Guardiola made his clear earlier this summer that Stones was a player on his wishlist.
He said, following a pre-seaosn game against Dortmund: "Everyone knows we're going to try but we will see."
Barnsley are set to receive a huge windfall of over £6m when the deal goes through. The Championship club added a 15% sell-on clause to the deal when the England international went to Goodison Park in 2013.