Manchester City are weighing up moving for Virgil van Dijk in January with John Stones set to miss six weeks due to injury, reports say.

The Southampton defender is expected to aggravate for a move away in the winter transfer window after failing to push through a summer switch to Liverpool.

Liverpool were reportedly given the green light to bid for Van Dijk and the Reds are hopeful they can sign the centre-back either in January or in the summer.