Sunderland join scramble for Barnsley fullback Stones

Sunderland have joined the battle for Barnsley fullback John Stones.

Sunderland have joined the battle for Barnsley fullback John Stones.

The Sunday Mirror says the Black Cats have watched the 6ft 2in right- back several times and have been impressed by the talented 18-year-old.

Barnsley have issued a hands-off warning to a host of top clubs following the youngster’s progress.

But Sunderland have not been deterred, although they face competition from Chelsea, Everton and ­Manchester City.

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