John Stones listed in Manchester City squad for Champions League qualifier

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  • John Stones included in Manchester City squad on UEFA’s website
  • Squads for next week’s Champions League qualifiers published online
  • Everton star Stones has been pursued by Pep Guardiola this summer

Oliver Todd for MailOnline

UEFA appear to have jumped the gun on John Stones’ expected move to Manchester City by listing the Everton defender in Pep Guardiola’s Champions League squad.

Stones, 22, is listed among City’s defenders in their squad list for next week’s European qualifying play-off against Steaua Bucharest on UEFA’s website.

But both City and Everton are yet to confirm his transfer in what is expected to be a £50million move to the Etihad Stadium. 

UEFA’s website lists John Stones as part of Manchester City’s Champions League squad

Stones has been chased by City this summer with a £50m move from Everton mooted

Stones has been chased by City this summer with a £50m move from Everton mooted

The England international has drawn attention from City and other European heavyweights

The England international has drawn attention from City and other European heavyweights

Pep Guardiola is still looking to add to his squad ahead of his first season in England

Pep Guardiola is still looking to add to his squad ahead of his first season in England

UEFA publish their list based on the selection submitted by clubs and a spokesman from European football’s governing body said: ‘He was in the squad list we received from Manchester City.

‘The deadline was yesterday and the player was in the squad. He has been registered to play. We are double-checking now as we have had a lot of calls about this.’

The young defender protracted switch to City is expected to be concluded this week and the Toffees have offered £18m for Sunderland defender Lamine Kone as they anticipate his exit.

His registration with UEFA would allow the England international to face Steaua in the first leg in Romania on Tuesday night. 

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