Sam Allardyce has told TalkSPORT (Friday, 09:40am) that he believes Manchester City defender John Stones would be a good addition for West Ham United in the coming weeks – amid reported interest from the Hammers.

Stones, 26, is expected to leave Manchester City this summer after falling down the pecking order under Pep Guardiola. Despite an injury to Aymeric Laporte, he started just 16 matches in all competitions.

The Sun claim that Arsenal have been overtaken by West Ham in a bid to buy Stones, and a bargain figure of just £20million could be organised to sign the former Barnsley defender – who is renowned for his ball-playing style.

Asked about West Ham potentially signing Stones, Allardyce stated that he believes Stones would be an ideal addition at the London Stadium – especially as it would see him reunite with former Everton boss David Moyes.