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Joe Allen's rallying cry: Let's embrace being promotion favourites It's up to ourselves to throw everything at it. "I don't think there's any shame in having that ambition. There's no negativity that can be taken from saying that, it's up to us as players to deal with any pressure that comes our way and to deal with the expectation we have on our shoulders.

James McClean on verge of joining Stoke from West Brom after undergoing medical James McClean is on the verge of joining Stoke City from West Brom after undergoing a medical on Friday. The deal is expected to be completed over the weekend. The Republic of Ireland international will become Stoke's fourth signing of the summer following the arrivals of Benik Afobe, Adam Federici and Oghenekaro Etebo.

James McClean undergoes Stoke City medical ahead of move from West Bromwich Albion Republic of Ireland winger James McClean undergoes a medical at Stoke City ahead of a proposed transfer from West Brom.

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Ireland's James McClean has completed medical with Stoke City, the Championship club have confirmed A move away from the Hawthorns has been imminent for McClean since he was disciplined by the club for going AWOL last month.

James McClean completes Stoke City medical ahead of confirming £5m transfer James McClean is set to join Stoke City for an initial fee of £5m. The 29-year-old has been at Clayton Wood for a medical today and the move from West Bromwich Albion should be confirmed over the weekend. West Brom are busy tying up a deal to bring in a replacement, which is also expected to done and dusted in the next 48 hours.

Transfer news LIVE: Stoke City to complete big signing; Leeds United handed boost by key player Aston Villa's cash crisis could soon be resolved as Tony Xia is close to securing fresh investment. The owner has been discussing possible solutions with a number of interested parties and now has a preferred group on board.

James McClean closes in on Stoke move The Irishman was spotted at Stoke's Clayton Wood training ground today, according to Birmingham Live, with a transfer expected to be finalised this weekend. Stoke manager Gary Rowett has been an admirer of McClean and tried roping him in during his time at Derby.

Keep or sell? The Stoke players whose careers at the club remain in the balance It has been a summer of major change at Stoke City. The Potters have a new manager in Gary Rowett ahead of their campaign in a new division after relegation ended their long run in the top flight.

Stoke close to securing deals for James McClean and James Chester Stoke City are close to finalising deals for James McClean from West Bromwich Albion and James Chester from Aston Villa.

Mark Sale on Brighton relegation party, John Beck and coming home to Stoke City Fast forward to 2018 - via a debut in a relegation party, the trauma of being released, two spells as one of John Beck's 'tall, useless' strikers and years of dedication on the training ground - and he's back home tasked with getting the Potters 'back up where they belong'.

Report: Stoke City close to signing Aston Villa's James Chester Aston Villa defender James Chester is reportedly wanted by Stoke City in the summer transfer window. Stoke City are on the verge of signing James Chester from Championship rivals Aston Villa, according to The Daily Mail.

Stoke City Close in on Triple Signing to Boost Gary Rowett's Side Ahead of Championship Opener The report suggest that Rowett expects to seal the signings of ​Tom Ince from ​Huddersfield Town, ​Aston Villa defender ​James Chester and winger ​James McClean from ​West Bromwich Albion ahead of Stoke's opening match in the Championship against ​Leeds United.

Stoke City player now expected to leave club within next couple of days According a claim in the Turkish media, Stoke City midfielder Badou Ndiaye is on the verge of rejoining Galatasaray. The Senegal international signed for Stoke City from the Turkish side for €16m in the last window. Haberturk report after talks with Stoke City, it seems like Galatasaray have an agreement to loan Ndiaye for next season.

Report: Stoke agree James McClean fee; West Brom set to sign replacement James McClean is reportedly swapping West Bromwich Albion for Championship club Stoke City. After weeks of speculation, it seems that James McClean's move to Stoke City is back on. According to the Express and Star, Stoke have agreed a £5 million fee with West Bromwich Albion.

Stoke City closing in on target after agreeing fee with Championship rivals Stoke City are set to sign West Brom's James McClean after the two clubs agreed on a fee that could see the Potters pay £6m for the winger. McClean has been a main target for Gary Rowett since he took over at the bet365 Stadium but negotiations had stalled in recent weeks.

James McClean arrives at Stoke City to tie up £5m transfer from West Brom James McClean has arrived at Stoke City's Clayton Wood training base this morning to tie up a £5m transfer from West Brom. The 29-year-old midfielder has been one of the names at the top of Gary Rowett's shopping list since he was appointed manager in May.

Club hoping for agreement next week with Stoke City to sign Potters' player Fanatik report Galatasaray are set to enter a decisive week in their pursuit of Stoke City midfielder Badou Ndiaye. Ndiaye has been linked with a return to the Turkish club this summer despite only signing for Stoke City in the last transfer window.

West Brom winger James McClean nears Stoke move - and Albion are close to replacing him West Brom winger James McClean is close to a move to Championship rivals Stoke City, BirminghamLive understands - and Albion are close to sorting an immediate replacement.

West Brom close in on winger as James McClean heads to Stoke for £5m The Baggies are also closing in on a replacement winger, who is expected to arrive in the next 48 hours. McClean's transfer to Stoke has been on the cards all summer, but there was a sticking point over the fee and Albion wanted to line up a replacement first.

Stoke close to sensational triple deal with Championship duo and PL winger arriving Stoke City are ready to spend some big money and finalise three transfers in the coming days, according to reports. The Stoke Sentinel reports that Stoke are close to completing deals to sign James Chester, James McClean and Tom Ince.

Stoke City Close In On £10m Rated Premier League Winger Championship side Stoke City are looking to splash the cash as they target an instant return to the Premier League. Huddersfield Town winger Tom Ince is top of their transfer targets and the move could be completed over the weekend.

Championship transfer news: Swansea City to land Manchester City youngster, Stoke City eye trio The report claims the Potters are nearing completion of deals for Huddersfield Town's Tom Ince, James Chester of Aston Villa and West Brom winger James McClean, with all three deals set to be completed before the season starts in two weeks.

"Underrated Signing" "Be Quality" "Cracking" - Some Stoke Fans React To Three Transfer Links Stoke City have long been linked with Aston Villa centre-half James Chester. It was reported a few days back that Stoke had launched a £5million bid as we tested the waters for the Welsh international and why wouldn't we given their financial problems - they wouldn't feel sorry for us if roles were reversed.

Stoke primed to complete triple big money signings Stoke continue to hold talks with Huddersfield over Ince, who made a name for himself in the Sky Bet Championship whilst with Derby County. Chester of course plays for cash strapped Aston Villa, who have to raise funds to comply with Financial Fair Play rulings.

Stoke City set to wrap up transfer negotiations for £10m PL winger soon Stoke City are closing in on the signing of Tom Ince, according to reports. John Percy - of the Telegraph - reports that Stoke are close to agreeing a £10m transfer fee for Ince and hope to complete discussions over personal terms in the next few days.

Stoke industrial estate bought Home / West Midlands / Property / Stoke industrial estate bought Sandyford Properties has bought an estate of 16 industrial units, on the edge of Fenton Industrial Estate in Stoke-on-Trent, called City Park for £3.46m. The estate comprises of 16 units, and is 88,718sq ft in size.

These Stoke City players could follow Geoff Cameron out of the club if he leaves Stoke City will be plying their trade in the Championship for the first time in 10 years after their relegation from the Premier League last season. Gary Rowett has been handed the task of rebuilding a squad that is capable of challenging for an automatic return the top flight.

One winner and one loser as Tom Ince looks set for Stoke City move Huddersfield Town winger Tom Ince is seemingly set to swap the Premier League for the Championship and pen terms with Stoke City, who were relegated to the second tier last season, according to The Sun.

Bojan could give Stoke quality they need for Championship promotion push We know what a good player this fella was before his loans away from Stoke, so I hope he can play a part for Gary Rowett as City try to get out of the Championship at the first attempt. Much is made of the hard work, discipline and organisation you need to get out of the Championship, but you need quality too.

Stoke City Close to Signing of Huddersfield Town's Thomas Ince as £10m Agreement Nears Stoke City Close to Signing of Huddersfield Town's Thomas Ince as £10m Agreement Nears. Source: 90min.com.

Stoke City transfer news: Gary Rowett closing in on three deals Stoke City are closing in on three signings as Gary Rowett tries to get deals over the line before the season opener at Leeds.

Leeds United are charging Stoke City fans twice as much as their Championship rivals Leeds United are charging visiting Stoke City fans twice as much as some other Championship clubs are charging away fans. Travelling Stoke fans are having to pay £39 for an adult ticket to watch their team take on the Whites at Elland Road on the opening day of the season.

Stoke City nearing £10m agreement with Huddersfield Town star It was reported yesterday from Sky Sports that there was a degree of 'interest' from the Potters for the Terriers' winger, but Percy takes that interest a hop-step closer.

Tom Ince scouting report as Stoke City close in on £10m deal Stoke City hope to bring in Huddersfield Town winger Tom Ince as Gary Rowett tries to finalise his squad ahead of the season opener at Leeds. Rowett sold Ince to Huddersfield last summer, while he was Derby manager, but is keen to take him back as he tries to build a team to challenge for promotion to the Premier League.

New Liverpool signing singled out for letting his teammates down New Liverpool signing Xherdan Shaqiri 'never turned up' when he was needed most at Stoke City, according to former teammate Charlie Adam. Having been repeatedly linked with a move to Anfield over the years, Shaqiri finally arrived at what he described as 'the biggest stage in football' in June for a reported fee of £13.5m.

Stoke City step up pursuit of Premier League target, further talks held Stoke City have held further talks with Huddersfield Town about the possibility of signing Tom Ince. According to the Daily Mail, Gary Rowett is keen on a reunion with the winger at Stoke, having previously worked with him during their time together at Derby County.

Teenage Stoke City centre-back ready for regular action Harry Souttar wants to rack up games this season - and will be prepared to go loan again if that isn't going to happen at Stoke City. The 19-year-old centre-back has been impressing Gary Rowett during pre-season, having spent the second half of last season at Ross County.

Stoke City Reportedly Eye Move for Huddersfield Town Star Ahead of Championship Campaign Stoke City Reportedly Eye Move for Huddersfield Town Star Ahead of Championship Campaign. Source: 90min.com.

Adam accuses Shaqiri of going missing as Stoke were relegated Stoke midfielder Charlie Adam has accused former team-mate Xherdan Shaqiri of going missing when it mattered as the club were relegated from the Premier League last season.

Liverpool old boy sticks boot into £13.5m new boy Xherdan Shaqiri New Liverpool signing Xherdan Shaqiri "never turned up" for Stoke in the important games, according to Charlie Adam. Shaqiri, 27, completed his move from Stoke to Liverpool on a five-year deal over the weekend and revealed his delight after a move to Anfield fell through a few years ago.

Huddersfield Town news and transfer rumours RECAP: Limbombe and Diakhaby reports, Stoke "make move" for Ince The report also claims Town have agreed a fee for Limbombe and that Diakhaby will have a medical at Town this week. I was made aware that Bradford City and a few other clubs had shown interest in me, though I was quick to choose this club. I am extremely happy to be here and cannot wait to get going.

Charlie Adam says Leeds are last team Stoke wanted in season opener Stoke City midfielder Charlie Adam says there is no tougher place to visit in the Championship than Leeds United. Stoke City midfielder Charlie Adam has admitted that there is no tougher place to go in the Championship than Leeds United away.

Stoke City still massive favourites to sign Premier League winner After Boro he moved immediately down to Stoke City where he made a massive 188 appearances in just five and a half years. Stoke City have been linked with Aston Villa's James Chester for quite a while now and Stoke manager Gary Rowett is a known admirer of the Welshman.

"Odd" "Where Do You Fit" "Ndiaye Will Be Off" - Some Stoke Fans React To Leicester Links This week reports surfaced linking Stoke City with a move for Leicester City's versatile midfielder Daniel Amartey. The Stoke Sentinel were one of a number of outlets to cover this particular rumour, and it suggested that full Ghanian international was a potential option for us given his ability to cover a number of positions.

Stoke make move for Huddersfield winger Tom Ince Stoke City have held further discussions over a potential move for Huddersfield Town's Tom Ince as they grow frustrated in their pursuit of Newcastle's Scotland international Matt Ritchie.

Stoke City Midfielder Slams New Liverpool Signing by Claiming He 'Never Turned Up For Us' Stoke City midfielder Charlie Adam has criticised new Liverpool signing Xherdan Shaqiri for his performances whilst at the bet365 Stadium. The Swiss international joined the Reds after months of speculation for a reported £13.5m, having returned from international duty at the ​World Cup.

Adam takes shot at Shaqiri as example of Stoke rot Shaqiri scored in three-straight February matches, of which Stoke won exactly zero, and pitched in seven assists this season. Huh. While we don't know what his attitude was like around the Potteries, it's very difficult to consider labeling his season a big reason for Stoke's downfall.

Leiecester City's odds to sign Stoke City star slashed - Chelsea lurking With jack Butland stuck in the Championship at Stoke City, they might be able to get him for a fraction of his actual worth too. Despite ultimately being relegated with Stoke City, Jack Butland still managed to make a respectable six clean sheets in 35 games.

Transfer rumours: Stoke City target ex-Derby County star, Brentford accept bid for key player Ince worked under Stoke boss Gary Rowett at Derby towards the end of the 2016-17 campaign - during his time with the Rams, Ince netted 38 goals in 97 appearances for Derby. Brentford have reportedly accepted a bid from Sheffield United for defender John Egan.

Liverpool FC confirm signing of Stoke City winger Xherdan Shaqiri Liverpool FC have confirmed the signing of Switzerland international Xherdan Shaqiri from Stoke City. The 26-year-old arrives at Anfield for a reported cut-price £13.75 million fee due to a release clause in his contract after Stoke's relegation from the Premier League to the Championship last season.

Stoke City maintain interest in Aston Villa defender James Chester? Stoke City have reportedly suggested that they are prepared to pay £8m for Aston Villa defender James Chester. The Potters suffered relegation from the Premier League earlier this year and Gary Rowett is currently in the process of reshaping the first-team squad.

Stoke City fans snap up Leeds United away tickets in just 24 hours Stoke City have received another thousand tickets for the opening game of the season after selling out their initial allocation within hours. The original batch of 1,487 tickets for the August 5 clash at Leeds United didn't last a day and they have now taken a further 1,034.

Stoke City midfielder slams Xherdan Shaqiri for going missing in big moments And following his departure, Adam has slammed Shaqiri has being one of the big-name players who just didn't turn up when they needed them to. When asked about him, he said: "Was he one of them?

Nigeria: Etebo Makes First Stoke City Debut in Pre-Season Game Defeat to Bochum Nigeria midfielder, Oghenekaro Etebo, made his first appearance for English Championship club, Stoke City who fell to a 2-0 defeat to German Bundesliga 2 outfit, VFL Bochum in a pre-season friendly. The match played at the OB1 Arena on Wednesday saw Etebo who started the game on the bench joined the fray 20 minutes before full time.

Stoke City's Charlie Adam slams Xherdan Shaqiri Stoke City midfielder Charlie Adam has accused Shaqiri of letting the club down last season before his move to Liverpool. Adam old talkSPORT that the Swiss international was one of the 'so-called big players' who 'got away with murder' at Stoke as the club was relegated after a decade in the Premier League.

Leeds United, Derby and Stoke City - how Swansea City's rivals are faring in the transfer market We've taken a look at the teams who will likely be Swansea's competition this season and assessed their transfer business. Ins: Benik Afobe, Oghenekaro Etebo, Adam Federici. Outs: Xherdan Shaqiri, Ramadan Sobhi, Marc Muniesa, Lee Grant, Kevin Wimmer.

Stoke Negotiating £8m Move for Aston Villa Defender James Chester as Midlands Side's Crisis Deepens Stoke City are negotiating an £8m deal to sign ​Aston Villa defender James Chester. According to the Daily Mail, the clubs are working on an £8m compromise after Villa rejected Stoke's previous offer of £5m in order to hold out for their £10m asking price.

Charlie Adam: 'Xherdan Shaqiri didn't deliver for Stoke City' Stoke City midfielder Charlie Adam has said that he had been left unimpressed by Xherdan Shaqiri's contribution at the bet365 Stadium last season. The Staffordshire-based outfit were relegated from the Premier League, despite Shaqiri contributing eight goals and seven assists from his 36 outings in the top flight.

Stoke City chasing £8m deal for Aston Villa star The paper has quoted the Daily Mail on a potential sale fo the defender as:. The Welsh International who has made 31 appearances for his country could be set to move to Stoke City in a deal which would enable him to join up with one of the teams who have been heavily tipped for promotion during this summer.

New name for West Stand at bet365 Stadium The west stand at the bet365 Stadium will be known as the Franklyn Stand for the next two seasons. The club has this morning announced a partnership with Franklyn Financial Management Ltd, the Congleton-based firm run by Andrew Chatterton. The business will also help with financial education for some of Stoke City's Academy players.

'This doesn't bode well', 'That's just embarrassing' - Plenty of Stoke City fans react to defeat Stoke City lost the first game of their pre-season tour of Germany last night, succumbing 2-0 to Bundesliga II side VFL Bochum. Having already beaten Macclesfield and Walsall this pre-season, it was the first defeat of Gary Rowett's tenure as manager, albeit in a meaningless friendly match.

Liverpool news: New signing Xherdan Shaqiri criticised by former Stoke City team-mate Charlie Adam He says the Swiss star was one of the 'so-called big players' who 'got away with murder' at the Bet365 Stadium last season - as they didn't perform at their best when the club needed them. Speaking on Thursday's Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast, the Adam said: "Was he one of them?

New Liverpool signing Xherdan Shaqiri slammed by former Stoke City team-mate Charlie Adam New Liverpool signing Xherdan Shaqiri has been slammed by former Stoke City team-mate Charlie Adam, who says the Swiss winger went missing for the Potters last season as they were relegated from the Premier League. The Reds confirmed the signing of the 26-year-old forward last week in a £13million deal.

Etebo makes first Stoke City appearance Cape Town - Nigeria midfielder Oghenekaro Etebo made his first appearance in the colours of Stoke City since joining the English Championship side from Feirense in Portugal.

Transfer news LIVE: Aston Villa development, Liverpool star set to leave, boss responds to Leeds United speculation, Sheffield United want Birmingham More Aston Villa news here. Rangers have entered the race for Blackpool's Curtis Tilt - and ran the rule over him yesterday. Rangers had defender Tilt watched in a behind closed doors friendly at Premier League Burnley, which Blackpool won 2-0.

I'll give everything to aid Stoke City's Premier League return - Etebo Super Eagles' midfielder, Oghenekaro Etebo has vowed to give one hundred per cent to ensure his new club, Stoke City returns to Premier League action, AOIFootball.com reports.

Stoke City transfer news: Daniel Amartey whispers grow as hunt goes on for holding midfielder The following two games you could see what he's all about once he's given that room to go and make things happen." So it is no surprise Stoke are being linked with a move for versatile Daniel Amartey, who joined Leicester from Copenhagen for £5m in January 2016.

Transfer news LIVE: Liverpool star set for loan, boss responds to Leeds United speculation, Sheffield United want Birmingham City target, Stoke City o Former Birmingham City striker Adam Rooney has moved into non-league football. Rooney, who was part of Chris Hughton's squad who were knocked out in the group stage of the Europa League in 2011, has left Scottish Premiership side Aberdeen to join Salford City, who play in the National League.

Transfer news LIVE: Cardiff boss responds to Leeds speculation, race for Brentford winger hots up, Liverpool youngster heading for Championship, Stoke The race for in-demand Brentford winger Florian Jozefzoon isn't over yet. Derby County have a bid accepted for the 27-year-old yesterday but Leeds United have now matched the Rams in agreeing a fee, according to reports.

Stoke Beaten In First German Warm Up Stoke City fell to defeat in their pre-season game with VfL Bochum in Germany on Wednesday evening. The German side ran out 2-0 winners but they had been back together as a unit for a week longer than the Potters had been.

Ndiaye To Join Stoke On Thursday After failing to show up for training with Stoke City in Germany on Wednesday, Badou Ndiaye is now due to join his teammates on Thursday.

Etebo braces for tough Stoke challenge Stoke City of England new arrival, Oghenekaro Etebo, has stated delight with his first training session at the former English Premier League club, and went on to declare that he is already bracing up for a tough challenge with the team.

Stoke City see odds to sign West Brom star cut even further Stoke City's odds to sign the 29-year-old were at 1/4 but they have now been cut to 1/5 with online bookmakers Sky Bet. James McClean has played for Sunderland, Wigan Athletic and West Brom while in England. Since moving over from Ireland in 2011 he has made 232 league appearances, 158 in the Premier League and 74 in the Championship.

Etebo makes first Stoke City debut in pre-season game defeat to Bochum Abuja - Nigeria midfielder, Oghenekaro Etebo, made his first appearance for English Championship club, Stoke City who fell to a 2-0 defeat to German Bundesliga 2 outfit, VFL Bochum in a pre-season friendly. The match played at the OB1 Arena on Wednesday saw Etebo who started the game on the bench joined the fray 20 minutes before full time.

Stoke City to call the shots with Badou Ndiaye Badou Ndiaye is now due to re-join Stoke City for pre-season on Thursday - with the club ready to call the shots on what happens next. The energetic midfielder signed for Stoke from Galatasaray in January and has been in demand again after relegation to the Championship.

West Ham outsiders for Stoke City star West Ham United are currently on the hunt for a new goalkeeper following Joe Hart's departure back to Manchester City after a very disappointing loan spell at the Hammers. The Englishman shifted a shocking 39 goals in just 19 Premier League appearances as the West Ham United fans quickly turned against him and called for him to be dropped.

Stoke City Determined To Sign James Chester This Summer As per one of the latest reports by Daily Mail, they are preparing a £7million bid to lure Aston Villa centre-back, James Chester, to the bet365 Stadium. This report comes after the Villans rejected Stoke City's £5million bid, which was their opening offer.

Four Stoke youngsters looking to impress Gary Rowett in Germany The Stoke City first team squad are currently in Germany for a six-day training sabbatical as Gary Rowett steps up his preparations for the new campaign and pre-season begins to get into full flow.

Stoke City transfer news: Tom Ince on agenda as Matt Ritchie saga frustrates Stoke City are turning their attention towards Tom Ince as patience wears thin in the Matt Ritchie saga. Ince is believed to be available after a season at Huddersfield Town in the Premier League, having briefly worked under Gary Rowett at Derby.

What can we learn from Stoke City's friendly defeat to Bochum? He only flew into England on Monday after his World Cup exploits with Nigeria - and had to go straight from Heathrow to Manchester to meet his new teammates and fly out to Germany.

Etebo Makes First Stoke City Appearance In Pre-season Game Defeat To Bochum Nigeria midfielder, Oghenekaro Etebo, made his first appearance for English Championship club, Stoke City who fell to a 2-0 defeat to German Bundesliga 2 outfit, VFL Bochum in a pre-season friendly at the OB1 Arena on Wednesday, reports Completesportsnigeria.

Transfer news LIVE: Liverpool bid could have unintended impact, Stoke City offer turned down, Leeds, West Brom and Wolves target on the move, Aston Vi Lee Clark snapped Gleeson up when he left MK Dons on a free transfer in the summer of 2014, but he was sacked by the club three months later. Gleeson, though, would prove to be a useful addition to the Blues squad and he flourished under Gary Rowett before he was shipped out on loan to Ipswich Town last January under Steve Cotterill.

Stoke City eye ambitious swoop to bring Premier League man on board Stoke City are keen on signing Huddersfield Town winger Thomas Ince, which could impact a deal for Matt Ritchie who had been interesting the Potters. Gary Rowett is desperate to bring in at least one winger to the club after Xherdan Shaqiri moved to Liverpool for £13.5m last week.

African All Stars Transfer News & Rumours: Bolasie to complete Fenerbahce move this week Everton winger Yannick Bolasie is expected in Istanbul this week to complete his loan move to Fenerbahce, according to Milliyet. Fenerbahce director of football Damien Comolli has struck a deal with both Everton and the DR Congo international who has struggled at the Goodison Park due to injuries.

Stoke seeking £8m deal for Aston Villa defender James Chester Aston Villa rejected a £5m offer from Stoke last week and want £10m but negotiations are centring on a compromise agreement of around £8m.

Oghenekaro Etebo admits Premier League snub before Stoke City move Oghenekaro Etebo has confirmed that he turned down offers from English Premier League clubs before joining Stoke City in the Championship.

Chelsea favourites to sign Stoke City star The Stamford Bridge club are preparing to lose first choice goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois this summer, and they clearly see the Stoke City keeper as the perfect replacement. The Blues have been given odds of 3/1 to sign Butland, with Liverpool dropping down to as low as 7/1.

Transfer news LIVE: Stoke City bid turned down, Leeds, West Brom and Wolves target on the move, Liverpool bid could affect Birmingham City Wolves could be offered the chance to sign Joao Mario for a cut-price £24m. Jorge Mendes has been negotiating with the Italian club over a potential deal and the Italian press are now reporting that Milan could look to sell him instead of loaning him out.

Stoke City fail with bid for Napoli defender Vlad Chiriches? Stoke City have reportedly failed with an offer to sign Napoli defender Vlad Chiriches. The Potters suffered relegation from the Premier League last season but it has not prevented the club from spending big in the transfer market with Oghenekaro Etebo and Benik Afobe both arriving at the bet365 Stadium.

Stoke City interested in signing Liverpool academy graduate The Potters are looking for a replacement for Switzerland international Xherdan Shaqiri, who left the club following their relegation from the Premier League.

Transfer rumours: Stoke City have bid rejected for ex-Spurs defender; Brentford set price tag for key man Stoke City have reportedly had a £13.3m bid rejected for Napoli defender Vlad Chiriches. According to reports, the ex-Tottenham Hotspur man is part of new Napoli boss Carlo Ancelotti's plans going forward, with Stoke having their first approach rejected by the Serie A side this week.

Ghana defender Daniel Amartey pops on Stoke City radar Leicester City midfielder has reportedly emerged as a target for English Championship side Stoke City this summer. The Ghanaian international, who joined the Foxes during the second half of the 2016 season, has fallen out of favour at the club after finding regular playing time difficult to come by last term.

Stoke City "interested in signing" Huddersfield Town winger Tom Ince, according to reports Sky sources claims the Potters are "interested in signing" Ince from the Terriers, despite the winger currently being in Germany with Town ahead of their pre-season clash with Dynamo Dresden.

Stoke City show interest in Huddersfield Town winger Tom Ince? Stoke City have reportedly identified Huddersfield Town winger Tom Ince as a potential summer signing. The Potters are currently in the process of strengthening their squad after relegation to the Championship, while Xherdan Shaqiri has already departed for Liverpool.

Badou Ndiaye heading towards Stoke City exit after training no show Badou Ndiaye is hoping to speed up his exit from Stoke City after failing to report for pre-season training today, it is understood. The £14m January signing had been scheduled to meet up with the squad in Herzlake, Germany, this morning after time off following the World Cup.

'A sound investment for the future' - Stoke City in three-way hunt to sign PL midfielder: The verdict Gary Rowett clearly means business this season and his summer transfer business at Stoke City has backed this up. Benik Afobe, Oghenekaro Etebo and Adam Federici have all joined and will be in and around the first team squad straight away. The latest player to be linked with the Bet365 Stadium is Leicester City midfielder Daniel Amartey.

African All Stars Transfer News & Rumours: Stoke, Swansea & West Brom chase Amartey Napoli have placed an £80 million price tag on Kalidou Koulibaly to fend off interest from Chelsea, Mirror reports. The centre-back has been a long term target for the Blues but the Partenopei are reluctant to see one of their key players follow former manager Maurizio Sarri and Jorginho to the Stamford Bridge.

Checkatrade Trophy: Arsenal Under-21s face Cheltenham, Coventry and Forest Green Arsenal Under-21s will face Cheltenham, Coventry and Forest Green in the group stages of their first Checkatrade Trophy.

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Stoke Receive Knock-Back From Napoli Stoke City have had an offer for another player turned down, this time the speculation surrounds defender Vlad Chiriches, according to the publication Pro Sport in Romania. The defender has been plying his trade with Napoli of late but has had time in the English Premier League playing for Tottenham Hotspur in 2013.

Stoke City's Oghenekaro Etebo reportedly turned down Watford move Reports from Nigeria have claimed that Watford were among the Premier League clubs interested in Super Eagles international Oghenekaro Etebo, only for the Feirense player to determine his future lay in the Championship with Stoke City instead.

Harry Souttar and Tyrese Campbell impressing new Stoke City boss Harry Souttar's thumping heading, big frame and neat footwork is in the style of new England hero Harry Maguire, the centre-back Stoke City almost signed last summer. He's only 19 but enjoyed a loan spell at Ross County in the second half of last season, his first taste of regular senior football, despite the challenges that threw up.

Ryan Shawcross injury-free for first time in four pre-seasons as he prepares to lead Stoke from front "There have been double sessions and it's difficult but it's a professional sport and it's something we have to do because it'll help us in the season." Shawcross, who will be in action tonight in a friendly against Bochum will be on hand to offer the benefit of his experience in this division.

Ambitious Stoke have £15million Napoli international bid rejected That being said, he only made nine club appearances for Napoli last season, including in their UEFA Champions League victory over Shakhtar Donetsk last November. However, change of manager may lead to have being more in favour.

Report: Stoke knocked back in £13.3m bid for Vlad Chiriches Stoke City have been linked with Napoli's Vlad Chiriches. According to a report by Gianluca Di Marzio, Stoke City have seen a £13.3 million bid for Napoli's Vlad Chiriches turned down by the Italian club.

Stoke City receive two £17.7m Premier League bids for wantaway player "He wants Premier League football and has offers from both England and Turkey. "There are two clubs that have offered £17.7m. Two surprise names and we have already agreed with Stoke that he will leave.

Stoke City see bid for ex-Premier League player reportedly rejected Stoke City have seen a €15m bid turned down for former Spurs defender Vlad Chiriches, according to reports in Romania via the Stoke Sentinel. The defender is currently playing for Napoli in Serie A, but it is thought both Stoke and Sampdoria have lodged unsuccessful bids, with Carlo Ancelotti eager to keep the stopper in Naples.

Stoke City Receive Two £17.8m Offers From Premier League Sides For Star Midfielder But Galatasaray Remain In The Race Stoke City midfielder Badou Ndiaye could be on the move this summer despite joining on a £14m move from Galatasaray in January. Ndiaye's agent William D'Avilla has been speaking to the Turkish media again and had a few more revelations. The agent claims that the Potters have two £17.8m offers from two Premier League sides.

These 4 Leeds players are surely guaranteed to start v Stoke on opening weekend The Sky Bet Championship season is approaching fast, with Leeds United and Marcelo Bielsa still having plenty of work to do between now and the end of the summer. Leeds host Stoke City on the opening day of the season, and currently, their squad looks way short of the one Gary Rowett is building at the bet365 Stadium.

"Dragged On A Bit Now" "Chasing One Player Too Long" - Stoke Need To Move On From This Man Speculation has long linked Newcastle United winger Matt Ritchie with a switch to the Britannia Stadium this summer but the only movement on the deal seems to be the media rehashing the same reports every few days as nothing new has happened.

Stoke City transfer gossip: €15m bid knocked back for former Spurs defender Stoke City made a big money move for defender Vlad Chiriches, according to multiple reports in Romania and Italy. The defender had a tough time in England with Tottenham Hotspur, who he joined from Steaua Bucharest for €9.5m in 2013, but been rebuilding his reputation at Napoli and for his country over the last couple of years.

I turned down EPL club for Stoke - Etebo Nigeria midfielder, Oghenekaro Etebo, has disclosed that he turned down Premier League interests this summer before opting to join English Championship club, Stoke City. Etebo, 22, joined the Potters from Portuguese club, CD Feirense last month.

West Bromwich Albion, Stoke City, Swansea City 'all interested in Daniel Amartey' The three teams relegated from the Premier League last season are all reportedly interested in signing Leicester City utility man Daniel Amartey. Amartey made just 14 appearances across all competitions for the Foxes last season, although he did miss a large period of the campaign through injury.

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Gary Rowett to consider loan market but only if player is right You never really want to take too many players from one club and be almost like Stoke City are a feeder club for them to get the value - but if we feel a player can add value for a season with a reasonable deal you'd never discount it.

Rafael Benitez provides updates on Matt Ritchie, Isaac Hayden Newcastle United manager Rafael Benitez has revealed that he does not expect to lose Matt Ritchie or Isaac Hayden before the end of the transfer window. Ritchie was rumoured to be a £15m target for Championship side Stoke City, while Hayden is said to have asked to leave due to personal reasons.

Stoke City set to launch second bid for 31 cap international defender Their work in the transfer window so far has gone down brilliantly for the fans, and there is more good news on the horizon for them, as they prepare a second bid for Aston Villa defender James Chester.

I'm Not Regretting Signing For Stoke - Etebo Super Eagles midfielder, Oghenekaro Etebo says he is not regretting signing for Stoke City despite the club's relegation to the Championship and many offers from other Premier League clubs. Follow this link to join our WhatsApp group.

Etebo on turning down other EPL clubs for Stoke City Nigeria midfielder, Oghenekaro Etebo, has revealed that he turned down Premier League interest this summer before opting to join Engl…

Stoke City Defender Angling for Permanent Move Away After Miserable Spell at bet365 Stadium The Austrian defender has now spoken of his delight at joining the Bundesliga side, where he hopes to secure a permanent deal, simply so he doesn't have to return to the Potters.

Stoke City's World Cup star ready to embrace challenge of Championship He has joined up with the squad this week following his World Cup adventure and is ready to embrace the challenge ahead. "I had friends I spoke to who told me about the tradition of the club, that there are good people, nice people you can work with," he said in an interview for Stoke's website.

Stoke City's trip to Leeds Utd more expensive than all 19 Premier League away days Stoke City fans will have to pay £9 more for an opening day ticket at Leeds United than they needed for any of the Premier League away games last season. Leeds are charging £39 a ticket for the televised fixture on Sunday, August 5, with Stoke receiving a 1,487 allocation.

Bruno Martins Indi comments on atmosphere at Stoke City Martins Indi is not only impressed by some of the new signings that have come into the club but has said that the atmosphere is much better than it was going into the end of last season. He has said the team spirit is coming back and that will be important going into the new season.

West Brom and Stoke in transfer tussle to seal deal for combative midfielder West Brom, Stoke City and Swansea City are all interested in versatile Leicester man Daniel Amartey. The 23-year old, who can play in defence or midfield, struggled to cement a place in the Foxes team last season, making only 15 appearances, although he did suffer with a hamstring injury for the final two months.

Etebo: I Turned Down Premier League Clubs To Join Stoke City Nigeria midfielder, Oghenekaro Etebo ,has revealed that he turned down Premier League interest this summer before opting to join English Championship club, Stoke City, reports Completesportsnigeria.com. Etebo, 22, joined the Potters from Portuguese club, CD Feirense last month.

Bruno Martins Indi relishing a team spirit returning to Stoke City The rest of the conversation will remain between me and him! "Last year, of course, emotions are so high and people wanted to leave, you know, but after the summer break you see there is new spirit. You can feel it as well. People from the outside can see this new spirit and I enjoy it.

Stoke City, Middlesbrough & Aston Villa keen on Premier League title winner The 33-year-old is in the hunt for a new club following his release from Premier League side Leicester City at the end of the season. Huth has been training with his former club Stoke City to retain his fitness. He spent six seasons playing for the Potters from 2009 to 2015 and they are the 6/5 favourites to sign him this summer.

Stoke City goalkeeper odds-on to stay and help promotion push The 25-year-old goalkeeper's future with the Potters was uncertain following their relegation from the Premier League last season. However, it now appears very likely that he will remain with them next season in the Championship.

Newcastle United not willing to sell international winger to Stoke City However, the North East Premier League club are not willing to sell Ritchie, according to Lee Ryder on twitter. Lee Ryder is a journalist for the Chronicle, and he was present at Rafa Benitez's press conference today. Here is a look at his tweet about Matt Ritchie:.

Reliable journalist provides update on Stoke City's move for Premier League star Stoke City's pursuit of Newcastle star Matt Ritchie is no closer to reaching a conclusion, according to Chronicle reporter Lee Ryder. He tweeted last night to reveal that Gary Rowett's side still are yet to agree a fee for the former Bournemouth man, meaning the transfer saga is likely to drag on a little longer.

Euro Giants prepared to play the waiting game to sign £14m Stoke City star Galatasaray are prepared to play the waiting game in their bid to sign Badou Ndiaye from Stoke City this summer. The Senegal international only joined Stoke City six months ago from Galatasaray for £14 million however, Ndiaye could be on his way back to the Turkish Super Lig.

Derby County beat Stoke and Leeds to land goal scoring midfield man Derby County have won the race to sign Liverpool starlet Harry Wilson on loan, according to reliable football journalist Alan Nixon. Many clubs were after Wilson, including Leeds United and Stoke City, but Derby appear to have won the race with Nixon confirming it is "all sorted".

'A win is a win, but Stoke City boss Gary Rowett was right in his summary' His early goal only added to the love everybody felt for him and you just wonder if he might yet have a role to play in Gary Rowett's squad this season? We'd all like to think so, but you just don't know. Other observations included the reaction to Ibrahim Afellay's goal.

Stoke interest in Newcastle winger takes another turn in complicated deal Lee Ryder, the Newcastle Chronicle's Chief Newcastle United reporter, tweeted early to say that "Stoke still haven't agreed a price for Matt Ritchie after latest talks. The situation remains the same for Benitez.

3 major Stoke City team selection dilemmas that Rowett needs to decide on It's been a decade since the red and white of Stoke City graced the second tier but, if manager Gary Rowett has his way, it will only be a single season before they're back in the top flight. There wasn't any surprise when Paul Lambert left his role as manager, he failed to keep the Potters in the Premier League after some terrible performances.

'We want at least £10m for Stoke City target' Aston Villa have financial issues to deal with, but shouldn't let Stoke City target James Chester leave on the cheap. That's the verdict from Villa fans after the Potters made a £5m bid - which was rebuffed - to take the central defender off their Championship rivals' hands.

Transfers: Xherdan Shaqiri to Liverpool Swiss winger Xherdan Shaqiri has agreed to a move from Stoke City, sending him to Liverpool for £12m. Shaqiri led Stoke last season with 8 goals, a side that lacked much quality aside from Kurt Zouma and an ever-aging Peter Crouch. The team meddled in the relegation zone all season, and received demotion to the Championship at the year's end.

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Oghenekaro Etebo joins Stoke City's pre-season trip to Germany New signing Oghenekaro Etebo has joined his new teammates at Stoke City for their pre-season trip to Germany. The 22-year-old penned a five-year deal with the Potters in June before representing Nigeria at the 2018 Fifa World Cup. Etebo played in every of the Super Eagles' games and gave impressive performances in Russia.

Etebo Makes Stoke City 24-man Squad For Germany Training Camp Super Eagles midfielder Oghenekaro Etebo was part of Stoke City's 24-man squad that travel to Germany for a six - day training camp on Monday, reports Completesportsnigeria. com. Etebo joined the English Championship club from Portuguese side, Feirense in May.

Stoke City boss wants veteran striker onboard for Championship season Gary Rowett wants Peter Crouch to stay and be part of the squad bidding to take Stoke City back to the Premier League. The manager believes Crouch, now 37 and Stoke's longest-serving player, could play an important role as he prepares for a 46-game season.

How Stoke have become early favourites for promotion The Potters were relegated in May after a decade-long spell in the Premier League and the general perception was that the club would be stripped of its prized assets over the summer. Jack Butland, Joe Allen, Xherdan Shaqiri and pretty much anyone else who possessed a significant reputation was linked with a move away from the Bet365 Stadium.

Stoke City flop leaves on loan to join Bundesliga side Plagued with interest and bids for star players, a big part of any managerial job is fending off bigger clubs for your star players and with Stoke City now in the second division, it makes it that extra bit harder.

Agent Says Stoke City Star on Verge of Premier League Return After Receiving 2 Serious Offers Stoke City midfielder Badou Ndiaye is set to be on the move this summer, with the ​Premier League the most likely destination for the Senegal international.

Stoke City star expected to remain at club Since Stoke's relegation from the top flight of English football, Jack Butland had been expected to move to a Premier League side, with Liverpool favourites to secure his signature.

'They Can Have Him for Free': Stoke City Fans React to News That Midfielder Could Sign for Rangers Scottish midfielder Charlie Adam has confirmed that he would be open to leaving the Bet365 Stadium, if a move to former club Rangers was on the cards. New manager Gary Rowett is still assessing the options he has at his disposal.

Bojan can handle the Championship, it's not too physical for good players I am sure people will question whether a flair player like him can handle the supposed 'hurly burly' nature of the Championship, but I really don't see it that way. If you are a good enough player to handle the Premier League, as Bojan was, then believe me you can handle the physicality of the Championship.

Gary Rowett delivers honest message on returning fan favourite at Stoke City Stoke City boss Gary Rowett insists that Bojan can have a future with the club but revealed that it will be down to the player to show he wants to stay. The popular forward scored in the 3-0 win over Walsall at the weekend which added to a good performance, and Rowett told the Stoke Sentinel how impressed he has been with the former Barcelona man.

Saido Berahino winning around Stoke City coaches with work rate Kevin Phillips has been giving the thumbs up to Saido Berahino so far this pre-season as Gary Rowett tells the striker exactly what's needed to rescue his career.

Derby County lead Stoke City in the race for Liverpool winger John Percy from the Daily Telegraph tweeted, confirming that Stoke City had made a renewed bid for Wilson, but that Derby remained favourites after Lampard held talks with the Liverpool youngster over the weekend.

Harry Wilson latest: Derby County hoping to beat Stoke to Liverpool starlet So Harry has a little session at home." Speaking after Stoke's friendly against Walsall on Saturday, Potters boss Gary Rowett said: "There have been a lot of reports about Harry Wilson and I think us and lots of teams would be interested in taking him.

Gary Rowett says Stoke City will look to help Walsall after defender suffers injury Gary Rowett says his Stoke City side will look to help Walsall out after Saddlers defender Kory Roberts suffered a serious injury in a pre-season friendly between the sides. Roberts sustained a double leg break after tangling with Ryan Sweeney late in Saturday's game at the Banks's Stadium, which the League One side lost 3-0 to the Potters.

Norwich City transfer rumours: Stoke and Derby leading the race as Wilson closes on Liverpool loan exit The deadline for loans is not until August 31 and Reds boss Klopp was previously thought to want time to assess Wilson properly during pre-season after an impressive Championship loan with Hull last season.

Agent Admits £14m Stoke City Star Is On Verge Of Premier League Transfer After Receiving Two 'Serious' Offers But Does Not Rule Out Super Lig Return Stoke City midfielder Badou Ndiaye is on the verge of a move to the Premier League according to his agent William D'avila. Speaking in Turkey, D'avila said that Ndiaye has received two offers from Premier League sides.

Stoke City duo reminded us what we have been missing, says Simon Lowe While a 3-0 victory over a poor Walsall team might not be anything to shout about per se, to have the twin boosts of Bojan and Afellay rifling home equally scintillating efforts from distance did remind us what we have missed while they have been away.

Stoke Midfielder Set For Gerrard Reunion - Some Fans Encourage The Move Stoke City midfielder Charlie Adam has confirmed that he would be open to a potential move back to former club Rangers should it become an option as he discusses his future at the Britannia Stadium.

Rowett Shows His Class With Offer To Walsall Following Horrific Injury In Saturday's friendly between Stoke City and Walsall at the Bescot Stadium, Saddler's youngster Kory Roberts suffered a terrible injury late on in the game. The 20-year-old Academy prospect tussled with Ryan Sweeney but unfortunately landed awkwardly and the player suffered a suspected leg break in the incident.

Stoke City set to miss out on Liverpool winger Harry Wilson Stoke City are one of a host of clubs who have been linked with a loan move for Liverpool youngster Harry Wilson. The Potters are searching for reinforcements in wide areas after seeing Switzerland star Xherdan Shaqiri switch to Anfield.

Friendly - Stoke Take Another Victory In Pre-Season - Another Step For Rowett Gary Rowett saw his Stoke City side make it two pre-season wins from two at the weekend as we took victory over Walsall at the Bescott Stadium.

Stoke pledge to help Walsall The Saddlers youngster suffered a double leg break after he tangled with Ryan Sweeney at the Banks's Stadium on Saturday. Roberts had been one of Walsall's standout performers during the friendly clash, but he now looks set to miss the entire 2018/19 campaign after the club confirmed he broke both his fibula and tibia bones.

Could Aston Villa miss out on Robert Huth to Stoke City? Aston Villa reportedly want Robert Huth. Aston Villa are interested in signing former Chelsea and Leicester City central defender Robert Huth, according to The Birmingham Mail, as the Championship club look for a replacement for John Terry, who left the Villans this summer.

Aston Villa said set price-tag for Stoke City target James Chester Stoke City are reportedly preparing a move for Aston Villa's James Chester. According to a report in the Daily Mail, Aston Villa are holding out for £10 million for Stoke City target James Chester with West Bromwich Albion still awaiting a payment.

Stoke City boss hoping to get Bojan back to his best Bojan scored just three minutes into Stoke's first public pre-season friendly of the summer, a 3-0 win at Walsall on Saturday, having spent last season on loan at Alaves. And Rowett is in no doubt about the forward's popularity among the fan base - and of his potential, regardless of the division.

Gary Rowett opens the door for Robert Huth's return to Stoke Stoke City boss Gary Rowett has opened the door for Robert Huth to return to the club on a permanent basis as the central defender continues to train with the first team squad as he attempts to regain his fitness.

Aston Villa bracing themselves for big bid for key man who would be difficult to replace - FootballFanCast.com Chester has been a mainstay in the Aston Villa side, starting every Championship game last season, and he will be a very difficult man for Steve Bruce to replace. However, the club's well-publicised financial troubles mean if they can raise £10million through his sale, they can't really say no.

Stoke City 'prepare £7m James Chester bid' Stoke City are reportedly preparing a £7m bid for centre-back James Chester, having seen their opening offer of £5m rejected by Aston Villa on Saturday. Villa are under pressure to cut their wage bill this summer due to their financial problems, and Chester is one of a number of players to be linked with a move away from Villa Park.

Transfer rumours: Stoke City have £5m bid rejected for defender, Swansea and West Brom also feature Baggies head coach Darren Moore is thought to have targeted Bartley with defender Craig Dawson set to leave the Hawthorns for Burnley. Battles joined the Swans in 2012 from Arsenal, making 38 appearances for the club and has also had loan spells with Birmingham City and Leeds United since moving to the Liberty Stadium.

Stoke set to improve Aston Villa defender bid to £7million This increases following the play-off final defeat to Fulham at Wembley in May, which meant Aston Villa needed to raise funds to keep the Financial Fair Play demons at bay. The likes of Jack Grealish continue to be linked with a move away from Villa Park too, but Bruce will be sweating over the possibility of losing Chester, too.

Do Stoke City have the Championship's best full-back in Moritz Bauer? It was announced at the start of July that Moritz Bauer had signed a new long-term deal that will see him remain at the Bet365 Stadium until 2023.

Everything you need to know about Stoke City's pre-season trip to Germany Paul Lambert had originally set out the plans for an 11-day trip but Rowett changed that to six to fit in other work he wanted to do, including back in the UK. Pretty much the whole squad is flying out. Geoff Cameron has been struggling with a quad/groin strain but should be fine to travel and could play in the next game.

Stoke City to raise the stakes with a new bid for Aston Villa linchpin The Villans have been working hard as they prepare for the new season which kicks off in less than a month's time, and there's a determination to bounce back from the disappointment of last season's near miss in the play-off final.

Curtis Davies on Stoke City speculation and his 'special bond' with Derby County fans The 33-year-old was back in action for the Rams on Saturday afternoon as Frank Lampard's men got their pre-season programme under way against Notts County. Davies played the second half of Derby's 4-1 victory at Meadow Lane. Afterwards, he addressed those Stoke rumours and prospect of playing under Chelsea legend Lampard.

Stoke City to raise the stakes with a new bid for Aston Villa's James Chester - report Stoke City are set to test Aston Villa's resolve once again with a new and improved bid for James Chester. Gary Rowett have had a £5m bid turned down for the Welshman despite Villa needing funds to start to balance the books regrding Financial Fair Play.

Stoke City Players Send Best Wishes To Kory Roberts Stoke City and their players took to Social Media to send their best wishes to Kory Roberts following his suspected leg break during our 3-0 friendly defeat yesterday.

Gary Rowett tips his hat to 'unbelievable' welcome he received from Stoke fans at Walsall "It was nice of them as well to give other people a shout after 15 minutes of just singing about Bojan and all the songs that he's got! "They were brilliant and we're going to need that support going onwards. "A part of my job is to build positivity and give them a really positive outlook for the season.

Stoke prepare improved £7m bid for Aston Villa defender James Chester The Wales international is a target for a number of clubs this summer including Brighton and they are all aware that Villa are struggling to raise £40million to fend off FFP restrictions.

Liverpool could sign Jack Butland from Stoke - Rousing the Kop Liverpool could make a move for Stoke City goalkeeper Jack Butland after signing Xherdan Shaqiri from the Potters for £13million on Friday. Having finally completed a move for Shaqiri, Sky Sports reporter Darmesh Seth claims that the Reds could target Jack Butland as well.

Stoke City bid £5m for Aston Villa's James Chester According to the Telegraph Stoke City have made a £5 million bid for Aston Villa's James Chester. After 10 years in the Premier League, Stoke City were relegated to the Championship at the end of the 2017/18 season. Stoke finished 19th in the league with just 33 points from 38 games.

Jurgen Klopp confirms plan to loan out Harry Wilson Jurgen Klopp has confirmed that young winger Harry Wilson will likely leave Liverpool on a temporary basis in the coming days. The Wales international, who impressed on loan with Hull City in the second half of last season, was left out of the Reds' squad to face Bury in Saturday's pre-season friendly.

Report: Stoke City, Derby County, and Aston Villa want Harry Wilson Exciting young Liverpool forward Harry Wilson could be on his way out of the Anfield club on loan in the summer transfer window. The 21-year-old has recently signed a five year deal at the Anfield club.

'Hope you smash it' - 8 things Stoke supporters are saying following player update Stoke City have moved swiftly to sell Xherdan Shaqiri this summer, with the winger linking up with Liverpool on a long-term contract. Confirmation came last night that Shaqiri was linking up with Liverpool ahead of the 2018/19 campaign, with the 26-year-old ending a three-year association with the Potters.

Stoke City boss quizzed on interest in Harry Wilson and bid for James Chester Gary Rowett hinted that Stoke City - or pretty much any team in the Championship - would be keen to take Liverpool youngster Harry Wilson on loan. Wilson impressed in the second half of last term at Hull, scoring seven goals in 13 games, and has been heavily linked with Stoke and Derby County over the last few days.

Bitter rivals looking to sign player following Stoke City talks, offer made Fanatik claim Besiktas are set to rival Galatasaray for the signature of Stoke City midfielder Badou Ndiaye. It’s been well documented in the Turkish press in recent weeks that Galatasaray are looking to sign Ndiaye on a loan deal, but Fanatik now say their bitter rivals Besiktas are also in the race to sign him.

Liverpool U23 winger Harry Wilson in sights of Aston Villa, Derby, Stoke - sources Aston Villa are battling Derby County and Stoke City for Liverpool winger Harry Wilson on loan, sources have told ESPN FC. Wilson was left out of the Liverpool squad to face Bury in their preseason friendly on Saturday as he closes in on a loan move.

26-year-old delivers classy message to Stoke City Xherdan Shaqiri has delivered a message to Stoke City, after sealing a move away from the bet365 Stadium in the last 24 hours. The Swiss winger has agreed a long-term contract with Liverpool back in the Premier League, with Stoke moving to confirm the departure of the 26-year-old late last night.

Stoke boss to offer Walsall young defender on loan after friendly win marred by suspected leg break Rowett has told opposite number Dean Keates that Stoke will offer a young player on loan if needed as the Saddlers prepare for League One. He said: "There was the injury in the second half, which is not what you want to see. I'd have lost the game 5-0 for the lad not to have broken his leg, which it looks like he has done.

OFFICIAL - Liverpool sign Xherdan SHAQIRI from Stoke City By paying Stoke City the whole £13.5m exit clause set on him, Liverpool management have officially signed Swiss international midfielder / winger Xherdan Shaqiri for good. Source: transfermarketweb.com.

Swansea City battle with Derby and Stoke for Liverpool FC and Wales winger Harry Wilson Swansea City are locked in a fight with Championship rivals Derby and Stoke to land Wales wing wonder Harry Wilson, report the Liverpool Echo. Wilson, who was desperately hoping to make his mark at Anfield this season, was left out of Jurgen Klopp's squad for the Reds' most recent pre-season friendly.

Pre-season: Walsall 0 Stoke City 3 - Report Despite what had happened before it, the game was completely overshadowed with a little over 10 minutes remaining when Kory Roberts picked up a serious leg injury. The defender went down after colliding with Ryan Sweeney and was given oxygen on the pitch before being stretchered away.

Kory Roberts Stretchered Off In Stoke Friendly Walsall were dealt a huge blow this afternoon as Kory Roberts was stretchered off during our 3-0 pre-season defeat to Stoke City. Roberts went down just after seventy minutes and it took ten minutes before he was stretchered off and needing oxygen. Joe Edwards came onto the pitch to aid Kory Roberts and offer support as well as the medical staff.

Report: Stoke City to make improved offer for Aston Villa's James Chester Stoke City and Brighton and Hove Albion reportedly want Aston Villa defender James Chester. Stoke City are preparing an improved bid for Aston Villa defender James Chester, according to The Daily Mail.

Stoke City 'launch £5m James Chester bid' Stoke City have reportedly made a £5m offer for Aston Villa central defender James Chester. Villa are under pressure to cut their wage bill this summer due to their financial problems, and Chester is one of a number of players to be linked with a move away from Villa Park.

Stoke prepare new £7m offer for Aston Villa defender James Chester The Potters are preparing a fresh bid worth approximately £7million after seeing a lower offer rebuffed by their Championship rivals. Brighton are also interested in Chester.

Reports: Aston Villa reject £5m James Chester bid from Stoke City Following that loss, Villa's very future was thrown into turmoil, with financial crisis striking - resulting in Bruce's admission that big players will need to leave this summer.

Xherdan Shaqiri delivers message to Stoke fans after joining Liverpool Xherdan Shaqiri has sent a message of thanks to Stoke City fans for their support as he departs to join Liverpool. The Switzerland forward had spent three years at the bet365 Stadium but was always set to leave following relegation - and a relegation clause of just over £13m ensured he was in demand at the elite level this summer.

James Chester: Aston Villa reject £5m Stoke City offer for Wales international defender Aston Villa have rejected a £5m bid for defender James Chester from Championship rivals Stoke City.

Stoke City make £5m opening play for Aston Villa defender Stoke are believed to have had a £5m offer knocked back with cash-strapped Villa valuing the 29-year-old nearer to double that. Gary Rowett is keen to add to his central defensive department after Kurt Zouma returned to Chelsea following a season-long loan while Kevin Wimmer has joined Hannover on loan with a view to a permanent exit.

Aston Villa reject Stoke City bid for James Chester Aston Villa have rejected a bid from Stoke City for defender James Chester, according to Sky sources. Sky Sports News understands the bid for the 29-year-old centre-back is in the region of £5m.

Xherdan Shaqiri issues farewell Stoke statement after joining Liverpool Liverpool newcomer Xherdan Shaqiri has offered a heartfelt message to his former club Stoke City after completing a £13m move to Anfield on Friday.

Stoke City see bid turned down for Aston Villa star The Potters are looking to boost their defence ahead of next season in the Championship and have targeted a move for James Chester. Their new manager, Gary Rowett, left Derby County to take charge of Stoke in May and is hoping to guide his newly inherited side to an immediate promotion back to the Premier League.

Aston Villa deflect low-ball Stoke City bid for James Chester The Telegraph have today revealed that Aston Villa have pushed back a bid from Stoke City for James Chester. Percy states that Stoke's initial bid is believed to be half of what Villa are seeking for the player. A £5m bid has been rejected as Villa want to, at the very least, recoup their £8 million outlay on the player.

James Chester bid rejected by Aston Villa as Stoke fire £5m opening shot for Wales defender The Potters are arming their new boss with the funds to return at the first time of asking to the Premier League. Kurt Zouma has returned to Chelsea and Marc Muniesa has made a loan deal to Girona permanent, leaving Rowett short of defensive cover.

Aston Villa face battle to keep defender James Chester after Stoke City make opening £5m bid Aston Villa are facing a battle to keep Wales international James Chester after Stoke made an opening bid of £5 million. Stoke's offer for the centre-half has been rejected but they are expected to return after emerging as the first club to try and take advantage of Villa's financial problems.

Rowett yet to make decision regarding Stoke City move for experienced defender Stoke City manager Gary Rowett has yet to make a final decision on if he will sign former Leicester and Chelsea defender Robert Huth. According to a report in the Hull Daily Mail via Stoke on Trent Live, the new Potters manager has yet to make a full decision on whether to offer the big defender a deal with the club.

Liverpool complete signing of £13m Stoke star on five-year deal Liverpool have completed the signing of Switzerland international Xherdan Shaqiri from Stoke. The winger, currently on holiday after appearing at the World Cup, has agreed a "long-term" contract at Anfield.

Is £13m Shaqiri a good signing for Liverpool or were Nevilles right? Gary Neville called him 'unprofessional'. Phil Neville suggested he was a 'disgrace'. And yet Jurgen Klopp has decided to spend £13million to bring Xherdan Shaqiri to Liverpool.

Official: Liverpool Sign Xherdan Shaqiri From Stoke City In £13.75m Deal Liverpool have completed the signing of Xherdan Shaqiri from relegated Stoke City for the low, low price of just £13.75million. The Swiss midfielder underwent a medical at Melwood on Friday and has since agreed a five-year contract with the Reds.

Liverpool announce successful £13m Shaqiri deal Shaqiri, who was relegated with the Potters last season, arrived at Melwood on Friday for a medical and the move was confirmed later that evening by Liverpool on Twitter.

Report suggests recent Stoke City deal could start transfer merry-go-round Xherdan Shaqiri's move from Stoke City to Liverpool could trigger a number of transfers, including Stoke's attempts to bring Matt Ritchie on board from Newcastle United.

Xherdan Shaqiri: Forget what he doesn't do and enjoy what he does do Not all Liverpool fans are convinced about the merits of signing Xherdan Shaqiri from Stoke City, but to truly appreciate the Switzerland star the focus must be on what he does do rather than what he doesn't.

Wantaway Stoke Star Gets His Wish As He Moves To Liverpool Following the speculation on Friday morning which suggested that Stoke City and Liverpool had now agreed upon a fee for wantaway winger Xherdan Shaqiri, much later on in the evening, it was confirmed that he had successfully passed his medical and agreed terms with the Anfield outfit.

Great energy and focus - Stoke City star Moritz Bauer has a good feeling about new season Bauer reckons a week away from the norm can only do everyone good. He said: "I think we already know each other, the strengths and characters of each other, but as we say in Germany we will change the walls a little bit. "You see something different and clear the thoughts of the head again.

Confirmed: Stoke City and Liverpool finalise deal for 26-year-old Xherdan Shaqiri has completed his move from Stoke City to Liverpool, with the Swiss winger making an instant return to the Premier League. An announcement came last night from Stoke and Liverpool that a deal had been agreed for the 26-year-old to make the switch to Anfield.

Liverpool sign Shaqiri in 15m transfer from Stoke City Liverpool have completed their third big signing of the summer with Xherdan Shaqiri from Stoke City. The Swiss international has signed a five-year deal with the Reds in a deal worth 15 million, following Stoke's relegation from the Premier League last season.

Jurgen Klopp Pleased To Have Landed Stoke Star Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp has been speaking about why it was such a good idea to snap up Stoke Citys Xherdan Shaqiri. There had been rumours about the Swiss international joining the Anfield outfit for some time since last season came to a close, but there have been conflicting reports as to whether a not a deal would ever take place.

Premier League: Liverpool sign Switzerland forward Xherdan Shaqiri from Stoke City on five-year deal London: Liverpool have signed Switzerland international Xherdan Shaqiri from Stoke City, the English Premier League giants announced on Friday. The Reds said he had signed "a long-term contract", with British media reports saying Shaqiri had arrived at Anfield in a five-year deal for £13 million.

Smiles in Stoke City pre-season - but this is no holiday camp The new Stoke City boss is carefully trying to rebuild confidence after inheriting a squad that suffered relegation - but that doesn't mean he's turning Clayton Wood into a holiday camp. "I'm really pleased with how the players have been reacting," he said.

Xherdan Shaqiri: Stoke send feeble message to Liverpool signing after transfer Shaqiri has joined Liverpool from the relegated club for a fee of around £13million after a release clause was activated. Shaqiri heads to Anfield having scored 15 goals in 84 Premier League appearances during his three-season stint at Stoke. Even as the Potters were relegated, Shaqiri shone with eight goals and seven assists.

Bauer makes Berahino's goal drought subject of a bar tab wager Moritz Bauer has offered to put cash behind the bar for supporters at the Bet365 Stadium if Berahino cannot score before Christmas. He has not found the net since February 2016.

Stoke City and their World Cup star - The real winners Liverpool triggered the release clause in Shaqiri's contract and got the deal done. The player has been starring for Switzerland in Russia this summer and that has complicated deals for so many clubs.

Xherdan Shaqiri: Liverpool sign Stoke forward after triggering release clause Liverpool sign Stoke's Switzerland forward Xherdan Shaqiri after triggering his £13m release clause.

Jurgen Klopp reveals exactly why he signed Stoke City's Xherdan Shaqiri - and why it's a 'no-brainer' Liverpool officially completed a deal for Stoke City's Xherdan Shaqiri on Friday evening. Stoke's relegation meant the 26-year-old had a £13.5m release clause that the Reds officially met once he'd completed a medical.

Xherdan Shaqiri to Liverpool confirmed after Swiss star cuts holiday short to pass medical and pick shirt number XHERDAN SHAQIRI has officially been announced as a Liverpool player And the Stoke City winger will wear the No 23 shirt after completing his £13million move to Anfield. Shaqiri's release clause had been triggered by Jurgen Klopp following Stoke's relegation to the Championship.

Jurgen Klopp tips Xherdan Shaqiri to feed off the Kop as he completes move to Anfield Xherdan Shaqiri has tonight completed a transfer from Stoke City to Liverpool for a deal worth just over £13m. The forward ends a three-year spell with the Potters to stay in the Premier League, having been a contender for player of the season in his final campaign with the club.

Liverpool sign Swiss star Shaqiri from Stoke Liverpool have completed the signing of Xherdan Shaqiri, the Merseyside club announced on Friday. Shaqiri underwent a medical on Friday and becomes Liverpool's third signing of the summer. Sources told ESPN FC the 26-year-old signed a five-year contract after the Reds triggered a £13 million clause in his Stoke City contract.

The winners and losers as Liverpool snap up Xherdan Shaqiri from Stoke Xherdan Shaqiri has completed a transfer to Liverpool. Coming hot on the heels of a World Cup where he performed at times, the fee is rumoured to be around £13.75m, which for a player of Shaqiri's talent is impressive. But such a fee means that as some people gained, others suffered.

"It's been a pleasure!" - Stoke fans react to Shaqiri departure The 26 year old joined the club in 2015 and was signed by Mark Hughes from Italian giants Inter Milan. He has made 84 appearances in the Premier League for the Potters, scoring 15 goals for the club. He joined Stoke for a club record fee of £12m, but his time in the Potteries has now come to an end following his move to Merseyside.

'A few years ago I wanted to come too but it didn't happen' - Liverpool complete signing of Xherdan Shaqiri A few years ago I wanted to come too but it didn't happen. I'm really happy that now I'm finally here. "I want to improve myself too, I want to be with the best and I want to win titles.

Xherdan Shaqiri joins Liverpool from Stoke City Xherdan Shaqiri has been confirmed as Liverpool's third summer signing, having interrupted a holiday to finalise his move to Anfield.

Switzerland star Xherdan Shaqiri joins Liverpool following Stoke's relegation The 26-year-old midfielder was at Bayern Munich when the Bundesliga giants won the 2012-13 Champions League, although he was an unused substitute in a defeat of German rivals Borussia Dortmund. Shaqiri will wear the number 23 at Anfield and joins fellow new signings Fabinho and Naby Keita at Liverpool for the 2018-19 Premier League season.

Liverpool sign Xherdan Shaqiri from Stoke in £13million deal Liverpool have signed Xherdan Shaqiri from Stoke in a £13million deal. The Swiss midfielder moves to Anfield on a five-year contract following the Potters' relegation to the Championship. "I'm very happy to be here. It's a huge club with big history, big players and a fantastic coach.

Xherdan Shaqiri, Liverpool Agree to Contract After Stoke City Transfer Xherdan Shaqiri has left Stoke City for Liverpool after signing a "long-term contract" with the Reds on Friday. The news was announced in a report from Sam Williams of the club's official website, with Shaqiri saying: "I'm very happy to be here. It's a huge club with big history, big players and a fantastic coach.

BREAKING: Liverpool Complete Signing Of Xherdan Shaqiri From Stoke City Liverpool have confirmed the signing of Xherdan Shaqiri from Stoke City. Xherdan Shaqiri has signed a long-term contract and becomes Jurgen Klopp's third summer signing after the arrivals of Naby Keita and Fabinho. The Switzerland international will wear the No 23 shirt at Anfield, vacated by Emre Can after his move to Juventus.

Liverpool confirm signing of Xherdan Shaqiri Liverpool have confirmed the signing of Stoke City winger Xherdan Shaqiri on a long-term deal. The Switzerland international, who featured for his country at the World Cup in Russia, was unable to stop the Potters from slipping into the Championship last season.

Liverpool sign Xherdan Shaqiri on five-year deal Liverpool have completed the signing of Xherdan Shaqiri from Stoke City on a "long-term contract". The Reds have been long-time admirers of the Switzerland international, who underwent a medical earlier today before putting pen to paper on a five-year deal which will keep him at Anfield until 2023.

Liverpool transfer news: Reds sign Xherdan Shaqiri from Stoke for £13m - Goal.com Liverpool have completed the £13million signing of Xherdan Shaqiri from Stoke City. The Swiss international winger is the Reds' third major purchase of the summer, and has penned a five-year deal at Anfield.

Stoke looking to have deal for Newcastle star finalised next week Stoke City are planning to step up their efforts to sign Newcastle United star Matt Ritchie and, according to the Northern Echo, the Potters want to have a deal finalised next week.

Liverpool sign Xherdan Shaqiri from Stoke City Liverpool have completed the signing of Xherdan Shaqiri, the Merseyside club announced on Friday. Shaqiri underwent a medical on Friday and becomes Liverpool's third signing of the summer after the Reds triggered a £13 million clause in his Stoke City contract.

Ayew, Bolasie close to joining Fenerbahce Swansea City forward and Ghana international Andre Ayew is close to joining Fenerbahce on a season-long loan, according to Ghanasoccernet. Ayew who returned to the Liberty Stadium from West Ham in January, is keen on top-flight football after the Swans were demoted to the Championship last season.

Liverpool sign Xherdan Shaqiri for £13m on five-year deal from Stoke Liverpool have confirmed the signing of Swiss international Xherdan Shaqiri on a five-year contract, with manager Jürgen Klopp describing the deal 'a no brainer'. The Merseyside club say the transfer is worth £13 million. Stoke believe they will eventually receive the full value of Shaqiri's buy-out clause of £13.75m.

Liverpool confirm £13m signing of Xherdan Shaqiri from Stoke City Liverpool have confirmed the £13million signing of winger Xherdan Shaqiri from Stoke City. The Switzerland international passed a medical on Friday before penning a lucrative five-year deal. Shaqiri becomes Jurgen Klopp's third summer signing following the arrival of Naby Keita and Fabinho.

Hull City remain keen on re-signing Liverpool winger - Blow for Stoke City The 21-year-old spent the latter half of last season on loan with Hull and impressed for them. He managed 7 goals in 14 games to help keep Adkins' side in the Championship after a difficult start to the campaign. The Tigers have not ruled themselves out of the race to sign him again on loan for next season.

Gary Rowett weighing up re-signing Stoke City favourite Robert Huth The manager insists there are still no commitments from either party but Huth is expected to feature in a friendly against Walsall tomorrow afternoon and travel with the squad for a training camp in Germany on Monday.

Jack Butland looking forward to coming back to Stoke and getting stuck in, says boss The 25-year-old will then have a couple of weeks off before returning to the Potteries to join his teammates to prepare for a season in the Championship. Rowett said: "First and foremost I hope England do the right thing and give Jack the opportunity to play out there against Belgium.

Stoke City aiming to complete deal for Premier League winger before next week The Potters have been chasing Ritchie for a number of weeks now, and have even seen a bid in the region of £15 million rejected by the Premier League side.

Port Vale get Walsall, Burton, and possibly Stoke City in Checkatrade Trophy Port Vale will be in the same group as Burton Albion, Walsall….and possibly Stoke City under-21s in the opening stages of the Checkatrade Trophy. The EFL have this afternoon revealed the Valiants are in Northern Group E along with the Saddlers and the Brewers, plus one of eight invited academy sides.

Stoke wanting Matt Ritchie deal tied up with Newcastle next week Ritchie, a hard-working character on the training ground, is getting on with his pre-season as a Newcastle player on the outskirts of Dublin. But Stoke are readying a fresh offer as soon as Xherdan Shaqiri finalises his £13.5m switch to Liverpool.

Stoke City star puts £1,000 behind bet365 Stadium bar for Saido Berahino to start scoring Believe in him as I do or bet against me?!" And after inquiring about the price of a pint at the bet365 Stadium - it's £4 for a Marston's - he has vowed to put £1,000 behind the bar - with the Sentinel holding the stake - and available if Berahino hasn't scored by Christmas.

Stoke City want Liverpool winger as part of Shaqiri deal A wunderkind at Bayern Munich, destined for greatness at Inter Milan and then an under-achiever at Stoke City, could Jurgen Klopp's attacking dynamic be the key to unlocking Shaqiri's potential?