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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.

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.

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.

Etebo Raring To Go At Stoke City After First Training At Pre-Season Camp Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Yes, add me to your mailing list.

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?

Stoke City transfer news: Boss leaving Xherdan Shaqiri sale to powers that be Rowett was not going to waste too much time trying to change his mind and, while he tries to line up a replacement, has been leaving the finer details of the sale to Tony Scholes and Mark Cartwright. The manager said: "The beauty of this club is that there are very experienced people dealing with those scenarios.

Report suggests Wolves were always wasting their time targeting Stoke's Badou Ndiaye Premier League newcomers Wolverhampton Wanderers reportedly made an offer to sign Badou Ndiaye on loan from Stoke City. Badou Ndiaye might have only spent a few months at Galatasaray before joining Stoke City for £14 million in January, but it seems that life in Istanbul treated the Senegal enforcer well.

Euro Giants agree terms with £14m Stoke City star but face serious competition from West Ham Galatasaray are closing in on signing Stoke City star midfielder Badou Ndiaye. The Lions have been closely linked with the Senegal international in recent weeks as they look to bolster their midfield options over the summer.

Liverpool set to give up in pursuit of Stoke City star Reports over the past few months had suggested that the Reds were looking to sign a first choice keeper following Lorius Karius' poor performance in the Champions League final, but it appears that Klopp is keeping faith with the keepers he currently has at Anfield.

"Great move" - Stoke City fans react to Xherdan Shaqiri's imminent departure to Liverpool The Switzerland international has agreed personal terms and will undergo a medical on Merseyside today ahead of a £13.5 million move to the Premier League giants. It was always likely that Shaqiri would leave Stoke City following their relegation to the Championship last season.

Hull City to miss out on Harry Wilson as Stoke City steal a march The report claims Wilson could be used as a makeweight in a deal that would see Liverpool capture Stoke City's Swiss international Xherdan Shaqiri for a fee of more than £12million.

Stoke City Want Sheyi Ojo From Liverpool In Shaqiri Transfer Deal The Nigerian-born player has been lined up by the Potters as replacement for Switzerland star Xherdan Shaqiri who is set to join Champions League finalists Liverpool. Liverpool are closing in on a deal for Shaqiri while Stoke City have asked for Ojo to be included in the transfer.

Stoke City eyeing Xherdan Shaqiri replacement - Three options… Harry Wilson, Liverpool - The Potters have been linked with a move for the 21-year-old winger, as reported by The72 yesterday. The Wales international has recently signed a new five-year-deal at Liverpool and is highly-rated by the Premier League giants.

Agent says he couldn't get Premier League move for Stoke City player The agent of Stoke City midfielder Badou Ndiaye, William D’Avila, has spoken to Radyospor’s Ozgur Sancar about his client’s future. With claims in the Turkish media saying Galatasaray are very close to agreeing a deal with both Stoke City and the player, D’Avila has revealed his client wanted to remain in England.

West Brom's stance on James McClean with Stoke City still keen on the winger West Bromwich Albion will not be held to ransom over James McClean and will not accept anything less than £6 million, Birmingham Live understands. McClean is due to be fined two weeks' wages for failing to travel on the club's training camp in Scotland this week.

As it stands, Bielsa will surely start this Leeds XI against Stoke on opening weekend It's been an incredibly slow start to the summer for Leeds United, with Marcelo Bielsa not nearly as active as he would've liked in the transfer window. The 2018/19 Sky Bet Championship season is fast approaching, with Leeds needing to get some serious business done between now and the end of July.

Announcement soon but Stoke make late double demand in Shaqiri deal Stoke City have reportedly demanded two things from Liverpool before they can sign Xherdan Shaqiri this summer.

Stoke City looking to bring in Liverpool's Sheyi Ojo for Xherdan Shaqiri? After Stoke's relegation from the Premier League, Xherdan Shaqiri will leave the bet365 Stadium this summer and Liverpool are said to be closing in on a deal. According to The Sun, that has resulted in Stoke asking for a player in return with Ojo said to be on the radar of boss Gary Rowett.

Liverpool Agree Fee For Stoke City's Wantaway Winger - Medical Today Not entirely unexpected news really, but it's now being reported that Stoke City and Liverpool have come to an agreement on the transfer fee for Switzerland international Xherdan Shaqiri.

Xherdan Shaqiri's Stoke-Liverpool transfer is good for both parties Xherdan Shaqiri's probable move to Liverpool feels like a good one for both parties. His sell-out clause - reportedly at £13.5m - is a bargain for a player of his quality so I am not surprised Liverpool are interested. As for Stoke, I am sure they will be sorry to see him go but will understand why he would want to leave.

Championship goal machine could fire Stoke to promotion, Potters should move Stoke City should make a statement of their intentions next season and secure Matej Vydra for next season. The Czech striker is up for grabs as Derby look to cut their wage bill, while the Potters will want a player with proven Championship experience.

Stoke City winger Xherdan Shaqiri 'to undergo Liverpool medical' Stoke City winger Xherdan Shaqiri has reportedly been invited to undergo a medical at Liverpool. Since the end of the season, Shaqiri has been linked with a number of clubs due to a release clause in his contract which was activated when Stoke were relegated from the Premier League.

Stoke City stalwart admits future remains uncertain Charlie Adam was put on the spot about his Stoke City future - and a possible return to first club Rangers - when he returned to Ibrox as a pundit last night. Adam is currently in pre-season training under Gary Rowett with a year left on his contract, having joined from Liverpool in 2012.

Why Liverpool are absolutely right to sign Stoke City's Xherdan Shaqiri Playing predominantly in his preferred right-wing position, he started all bar two top-flight games this season and scored eight goals and contributed seven assists for a team that netted only 35 times.

The pros and cons of Liverpool signing Stoke City winger Xherdan Shaqiri For all the quality that Shaqiri has produced during his three years at Stoke, the Switzerland international has only managed to net 15 goals across his 91 appearances in all competitions.

Stoke City transfer gossip: Ndiaye accepts hefty pay cut to force through Galatasaray return Badou Ndiaye is ready to take a hefty pay cut to smooth his return to Turkish champions Galatasaray. Reports out of Istanbul claim the Senegal midfielder has told Stoke City he wants to leave and has been persuaded to accept a salary of €2.75m-per-year, apparently €750,000 less than his current deal with the Potters.

Xherdan Shaqiri could be right fit for Liverpool as bit-part player, believes Mike Pejic Xherdan Shaqiri could find his feet as a bit-part player at Liverpool, believes Mike Pejic. Shaqiri is expected at Anfield today to complete a £13.5m transfer from Stoke City, where he has spent the last three seasons.

Liverpool close in on Xherdan Shaqiri transfer as £13.5m Stoke winger gets set for medical The Reds have a deal in place with Stoke City after triggering his release clause and barring any late hitches the Swiss winger will become Jurgen Klopp's third signing of the summer.

Transfer gossip: Sacked boss Hughes could come to Stoke City's rescue if Jack Butland quits club He is now in charge at Southampton, and according to the Southern Daily Echo is looking to loan out another England goalkeeper in the form of Fraser Forster.

Liverpool agree £13.75m deal for Stoke star Xherdan Shaqiri Xherdan Shaqiri also had interest from Lazio but was eager to link up with Jurgen Klopp at Anfield. Liverpool made enquiries last month as a deal for Lyon's Nabil Fekir faltered.

Xherdan Shaqiri Set For Liverpool Medical As Deal Agreed With Stoke City The Telegraph have reported that the Premier League side have agreed a fee with Stoke City for the Swiss international, with the implication being that they have, in fact, triggered the Swiss international's £13.75m release clause:.

Liverpool agree fee with Stoke for Xherdan Shaqiri - medical plans set Liverpool have agreed a fee with Stoke City for Switzerland winger Xherdan Shaqiri, who is set to undergo his medical with the club this week. The Reds have already signed Naby Keita and Fabinho this summer, while their efforts to secure a deal for Lyon captain Nabil Fekir stalled in June due to fitness concerns.

Stoke want Liverpool winger Sheyi Ojo as part of £13.5m Xherdan Shaqiri deal STOKE City want Liverpool winger Sheyi Ojo as part of the deal to take Xherdan Shaqiri to Anfield. Potters boss Gary Rowett will lose Swiss star Shaqiri for a knockdown £13.5million as part of a release clause. Talks are ongoing as Rowett wants Ojo, 21, on loan.

Stoke City hoping to welcome back Jack Butland for final two games of pre-season Stoke City are expecting to welcome Jack Butland back for the final two games of pre-season as they continue to prepare for life with the keeper in the Championship.

The potential fresh Leeds defence to take on Stoke on the opening day There's a sense of expectation at Elland Road, with Marcelo Bielsa heading into Leeds United ahead of the 2018/19 campaign. Bielsa has had a tough start to the summer, with Leeds not as active as he might've liked so far in the transfer window.

FACTFILE: Stoke City target Matej Vydra Matej Vydra has been around the block quite a bit in his career. He's spent time at eight different clubs, playing 283 games. During this time he's scored 87 goals and assisted 28 goals. This means he's contributed to 115 goals which works out as a goal every 2.46 games.

Stoke City in pole position to land Liverpool winger on loan The Potters' winger Xherdan Shaqiri is set to join Liverpool for a fee in the region of £13 million and they want Harry Wilson to head the other way as part of the deal. Wilson is highly-rated by the Premier League side and signed a new five-year contract this week.

Stoke City handed boost in pursuit of Premier League winger Stoke City are preparing for their first season back in the Sky Bet Championship after their ten year stay in the Premier League was ended last campaign. A poor 2017/18 season left Stoke City in the bottom three and consequently they were relegated to the second tier of English football.

Interest in Stoke City starlet in Belgium and elsewhere in Europe - but he's not leaving for now Perhaps, suggest Voetbal magazine, Cercle Brugge where Dany Verlinden, the ex-Belgium keeper and Stoke youth coach and Thibaud's dad, has just joined as keeper coach. Verlinden Sr said: "I don't know about that.

Championship transfer gossip: At least 11 clubs challenging Stoke City for signature of Liverpool youngster Reports on Merseyside suggest up to 11 rival Championship clubs are vying with Stoke City to take Liverpool winger Harry Wilson on loan next season. The Potters have been linked with a move for Wilson or his Reds team-mate Sheyi Ojo as part of the prospective deal to take winger Xherdan Shaqiri to Anfield.

Stoke City keen on signing long term Leeds United target And Phil Hay of the Yorkshire Evening Post has claimed that Stoke are interested in securing his signature, and they would not have many worries about his wages. Despite the Potters relegation from the Premier League, parachute payments would allow them to afford Vydra's wages rather comfortably.

Stoke City Star's Agent Opens Up About Summer Exit, Comments On Premier League & Galatasaray Stoke City midfielder Badou Ndiaye has been closely linked with a summer move following relegation to the Championship. Ndiaye joined the Potters from Galatasaray on a £14m move in January. The Senegal international could be headed back to Turkey according to his agent William D'Avilla.

Serie A club join the chase for in-demand Stoke City star Lazio have joined Liverpool in the race to sign Stoke City midfielder Xherdan Shaqiri, according to Italian media outlet Calcio Mercato. Liverpool recently opened talks with Stoke over the possibility of signing Shaqiri, who has a £13m release clause.

Happy Conclusion Possible - Stoke City Star's Agent Speaks On Potential Exit Follow @insidefutbolBadou Ndiaye's agent has indicated that Galatasaray fans may be able to prepare for some good news over the club's pursuit of the Stoke City midfielder. The Senegal international joined Stoke in the January transfer window this year from Galatasaray, with the Potters paying £14m to take him to England.

Liverpool Player Could Head to Stoke City as Part of Xherdan Shaqiri Deal Liverpool Player Could Head to Stoke City as Part of Xherdan Shaqiri Deal. Source: 90min.com.

Peter Coates believes Academy system key to transforming English football "It seems like it has been a great atmosphere, despite the pre-tournament warnings, which is another thing to be pleased about. "This is a young team that has united England supporters and the country and I've enjoyed watching them over the past few weeks.

Player reportedly tells Stoke City he wants to leave, ready to sacrifice salary Milliyet report Badou Ndiaye has told Stoke City board that he wants to leave the club in order to join Galatasaray. The Senegal international has been linked with a return to his former club just months after signing for Stoke City from the Turkish champions.

Lazio in contact for Stoke City star, competing with Liverpool Lazio’s interest for the Stoke City star Xherdan Shaqiri is starting to spread through the Italian media. On Wednesday, when Liverpool’s chase for the player was the big topic, we covered a story from Corriere Dello Sport which claimed the Serie A side also have him as an option.

Stoke City defender offers fans wager about Saido Berahino Moritz Bauer has enough faith in Saido Berahino to put his neck on the line on Twitter. The Stoke City defender is weighing up a bet with supporters about Berahino this season, with hope the striker can find his feet again after a barren two years.

Transfer gossip: These deals need to fall into place for Stoke City to land top target Could West Ham's signing of one-time Stoke City target Andriy Yarmolenko help the Potters finally land Newcastle United winger Matt Ritchie? The Ukraine international completed his £17.5m move from Borussia Dortmund yesterday, meaning the Hammers are now ready to listen to offers for Michail Antonio, a reported £15m target for Crystal Palace.

Crouch Can't Go Down Under - He's Too Tall I'm sure we've all seen some incredibly weird stories in the Sun, especially when it comes to transfer speculation of a summer and in the January window but this week they have tentatively linked Stoke City forward Peter Crouch with a move to the Australian A-League.

Gillingham boss Steve Lovell names former Stoke City and Peterborough United man Gabriel Zakuani as new captain Picking experienced defender Gabriel Zakuani as Gillingham's new captain wasn't a hard choice for boss Steve Lovell. He announced his decision to hand Zakuani the captaincy to his squad before Tuesday night's friendly at Bromley. Zakuani fills the void left by Lee Martin following his release by the club at the end of last season.

Liverpool & Xherdan Shaqiri: Stoke hope to secure Harry Wilson in the deal Liverpool are still looking to bring in a player to plug the hole left by Philippe Coutinho's Barcelona switch. In the Times on Thursday, Liverpool fans are told that Jurgen Klopp has admired Shaqiri for years. Before joining Stoke, Shaqiri had a spell at Bayern Munich.

Etebo targets promotion with Stoke City New arrival at Stoke City of England, Oghenekaro Etebo has declared that his main target with the club this season is to help them regain their slot in the English Premier League.

Adam Federici pens deal with Stoke City FC Adam Federici in action for AFC Bournemouth. Photo: STOKE CITY FC HUSKISSON football product Adam Federici has decided to swap gloves, moving from AFC Bournemouth to Stoke City FC.

Lazio and Liverpool ready to battle it out for Stoke City star With Felipe Anderson set for West Ham United, it appears Lazio have made Stoke City star and Liverpool target Xherdan Shaqiri their top priority. The Brazilian was seen leaving Lazio's training ground early on Tuesday amidst reports he is set to join the Hammers in a reported €40 million move.

Liverpool in talks with Xherdan Shaqiri as Stoke fear losing the Swiss playmaker for £13.5m release clause Relegated Potters are resigned to losing the Wolrd Cup star and Kop boss Jurgen Klopp wants quality back-up his front three of Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane. LIVERPOOL are in talks with Stoke about signing Xherdan Shaqiri.

Liverpool loan system stalls move for Stoke star Shaqiri Stoke City are facing a potential financial setback if they pursue their current course in the negotiations with Liverpool for Xherdan Shaqiri. Liverpool have made their interest in the player known, who has a £13.5 million release clause as the club was relegated from the Premier League.

Liverpool in talks with Shaqiri as the Stoke star has £13.5m release clause The Switzerland star has a release clause of around £13.5million and the Potters are resigned to losing their talisman after relegation from the Prem. Shaqiri, 26, is seen as a quality back-up to Kop boss Jurgen Klopp's front three of Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane.

Stoke coaches to assess character as well as quality on Germany training camp Stoke City's new coaching team are assessing character as well as quality as they prepare to take the squad on a week-long training camp. Gary Rowett takes his team to Germany on Monday, where they will be joined for the first time by Etebo and other players who were in World Cup action, except Jack Butland.

Report: Lazio join Liverpool in race to sign Xherdan Shaqiri Lazio have reportedly joined Liverpool in the race to sign Stoke City winger Xherdan Shaqiri. The Switzerland international has experience in Serie A, having spent several months at Inter Milan in 2015.

Rangers reportedly tracking Iran somersault defender Milad Mohammadi with Huddersfield, Stoke City and PSV also keeping tabs Mohammadi sent the internet into meltdown after his incredible somersault throw-in fail against Spain. The defender kissed the ball and pointed to the sky before he tried to send his throw into the Spanish box. However, he got his execution all wrong and had to retake the throw.

Written off Shaqiri isn't a red yet, but already faces an uphill battle at his prospective new club. Some fans will be cursing the headlines emerging today regarding Liverpool's talks with Stoke City for Xherdan Shaqiri. For a lot of fans the Swiss international is simply a step down from the quality already at the club.

Stoke City's Xherdan Shaqiri to become Liverpool's third summer signing Stoke City star winger Xherdan Shaqiri is reportedly going to become Liverpool's third signing of the summer transfer window, as per the reports. As per the information gathered by the Liverpool Echo and the Guardian, the Swiss international is now heading towards Anfield.

Stoke midfielder 'lined up as potential Steven Nzonzi replacement' by Seville So Imbula as an Nzonzi replacement, again. It is suggested that Stoke could be willing to let Imbula go for about eight or 10 million euros.

Stoke City transfer news: Gary Rowett frustrated by wait - but insists targets will be worth it "I think what's frustrating at this point is that we've been edging nearer for two weeks and then every day it feels like another day when it hasn't happened," said Rowett in an interview for the Stoke website.

New boy Etebo goes on attack as he prepares to hook-up with Stoke City for first time New recruit Karo Etebo will hook-up with the rest of the Stoke City squad for the first time this weekend. He is unlikely to feature at Walsall on Saturday, Stoke's first pre-season friendly of the summer, but will fly in from Nigeria in time to join Stoke on their week-long training camp in Germany.

Sheyi Ojo awaits Jurgen Klopp talks as Stoke City link grows Sheyi Ojo scored one and set up another as he turned out for Liverpool last night - but he is waiting to find out where he figures in Jurgen Klopp's short-term plans.

Liverpool begin transfer negotiations with Stoke for Shaqiri Liverpool have started negotiations with Stoke City over the transfer of Swiss forward Xherdan Shaqiri. The 26-year-old has expressed the desire to leave the Potters following their relegation from the Premier League. It is believed that Shaqiri has a 15 million release clause in his contract.

Stoke City man being tracked by duo ahead of potential summer move A duo of Australian sides want to sign Stoke City striker Peter Crouch this summer, according to The Sun. Melbourne Victory and Sydney FC are both interested in bringing Crouch to the A-League this summer. The 37-year-old has had a long and illustrious career in England, which started in the late 1990s.

Xherdan Shaqiri's incredible life story in his own words: from Kosovo to World Cup star My father didn't speak Swiss German, so he had to start out washing dishes in a restaurant. He eventually got a job working construction on roads. My mother worked as a cleaner in office buildings in the city. I was her vacuum helper, and my brothers cleaned the windows.

'Hard to get excited'… Some Liverpool fans feel deflated after £200,000-a-week deal confirmed - FootballFanCast.com After Mahrez's switch to City was confirmed, some Liverpool fans suggested that there is a gulf between their club and the English champions. Plenty now feel deflated about the likely arrival of Shaqiri.

Report: Stoke want to replace Liverpool-bound Xherdan Shaqiri with Harry Wilson or Sheyi Ojo The Stoke City winger is said to be closing in on a move to Liverpool. Stoke City hope to land one of Liverpool's youngsters on loan as Xherdan Shaqiri closes in on a move to Anfield, according to the Liverpool Echo.

Xherdan Shaqiri: Liverpool in talks to sign Stoke forward Liverpool are in talks to sign Stoke's Switzerland forward Xherdan Shaqiri and could trigger his release clause.

Stoke City, Middlesbrough and Aston Villa leading race for former Germany international Finally, at 3/1, Aston Villa are relative outsiders in the race to snap up the German, but Steve Bruce likely sees Huth as the perfect replacement for John Terry at the back this season, after Terry parted ways with the club at the end of his contract.

Festival Park shoppers' delight as Stoke-on-Trent band sing World Cup song A Stoke-on-Trent band has delighted shoppers at Festival Park - after spontaneously serenading them with football songs. Members of the covers group The Th3rd Coming were caught up with World Cup fever as England progressed to their first semi-final for 28 years.

Club official releases statement saying Stoke City player wants to join them Galatasaray vice president Abdurrahim Albayrak has revealed Stoke City midfielder Badou Ndiaye wants to rejoin the Turkish club. Ndiaye joined Stoke City in the last transfer window for a fee in the region of €16m.

Transfer gossip: Stoke City could face hefty fine if they take Liverpool starlet on loan Stoke City's plan to take a Liverpool player on loan as part of Xherdan Shaqiri's cut-price move to Anfield could end up costing them money. The Potters are keen to maximise Shaqiri's value because of a relegation release clause in his contract that means he can leave for no more than £13.5m, a bargain price for a player of his calibre.

Giannelli Imbula insists priority is to get in shape for Stoke City Discussions about Giannelli Imbula's future this summer have involved teams including Galatasaray, Sampdoria, Torino, Crystal Palace and Newcastle United - but rarely Stoke City.

Stoke eye Ojo loan move as part of Shaqiri deal Stoke City are hoping to land Liverpool youngster Sheyi Ojo on loan as part of the deal to take Xherdan Shaqiri to Anfield. Goal reports that the Potters have enquired about taking the player temporarily, with Gary Rowett preparing for life after Shaqiri.

Stoke Open Pre-Season With A 5-2 Victory - Rowett Admits He's A Typical Negative Manager Stoke City opened up their pre-season game schedule yesterday as we faced League Two side Macclesfield Town in a behind closed doors match at Clayton Wood.

Australian clubs looking to sign Stoke City forward Peter Crouch? Stoke City forward Peter Crouch has reportedly emerged as a transfer target for two clubs in Australia. Crouch has spent the last seven years in the Potteries but now 37, the striker is no longer first choice at the bet365 Stadium.

Meet the fan flying flag for Stoke City at England World Cup semi-final v Croatia Watch out for the Stoke City flag on television tonight, flying proudly in Moscow on the biggest night for England's football team in more than 25 years.

Liverpool in Stoke talks for Shaqiri; push to close deal before tour Liverpool are pushing to close the signing of Stoke City attacker Xherdan Shaqiri before they leave for their preseason tour abroad. The Daily Mail says the Reds are confident of making Shaqiri their latest summer signing and could have a £12million deal completed before they leave on their US Tour.

The potential fresh Leeds midfield to take on Stoke on the opening day With a new manager at the helm, Leeds United fans are expecting a different approach last year. Both Thomas Christiansen and Paul Heckingbottom failed to inspire the Whites into contention for promotion, with a mid-table finish the reality at Elland Road.

Liverpool begin transfer negotiations for Manchester United target According to reports from English newspaper The Daily Telegraph, Liverpool have opened talks with Stoke City over the potential signing of Swiss international Xherdan Shaqiri. Shaqiri, 26, played for Switzerland at the World Cup; guiding his side to the round of 16, where they were eliminated at the hands of Sweden.

Liverpool in talks with Stoke City star The Merseyside club have been linked with a move for Shaqiri ever since the Potters suffered relegation from the Premier League. Their ten year stay in the top flight was put to an end after a dreadful season, and many Stoke City accepted the fact that they would lose a number of their first team players.

Cut-price winger wants Liverpool move as Klopp closes in on third summer signing Liverpool are closing in on their third summer signing with discussions for Stoke winger Xherdan Shaqiri understood to be underway.

Liverpool open talks with Stoke City over Xherdan Shaqiri - source Liverpool have opened talks with Stoke City over a potential transfer for Xherdan Shaqiri, a source has confirmed to ESPN FC. Liverpool began monitoring Shaqiri earlier in the summer and they are now holding discussions with Stoke about a move for the 26-year-old.

Liverpool in talks to sign Stoke's Xherdan Shaqiri Liverpool are in talks to sign Xherdan Shaqiri from Stoke, according to Sky sources. The winger, who scored seven goals for the newly-relegated Potters last season, has a release clause of £13.5m.

Liverpool confident of signing Xherdan Shaqiri from Stoke City The Stoke player has a £13m release clause in contract and Jürgen Klopp is keen to bolster his attacking options.

Liverpool 'begin Xherdan Shaqiri negotiations' Liverpool have reportedly opened talks with Stoke City over a deal to sign Xherdan Shaqiri this summer. Shaqiri has made no secret of his desire to leave the Potters following their relegation from the Premier League, with Liverpool quickly emerging as the favourites for his signature.

Liverpool could pick up a bargain in signing Stoke City's Xherdan Shaqiri But news of Liverpool's interest in Xherdan Shaqiri continues to be met with significant indifference among Reds supporters. They're not particularly bothered.

Liverpool open Xherdan Shaqiri transfer negotiations with Stoke City Jürgen Klopp is making his move to sign Shaqiri and wants to trigger his release clause, which is understood to be over £13 million, this month.

Liverpool transfer news: Reds open talks to sign £13m Shaqiri from Stoke - Goal.com Liverpool are hopeful of completing a deal for Stoke City winger Xherdan Shaqiri this month, Goal can confirm. Jurgen Klopp has identified the Switzerland international as one who can bolster his attacking options, while the presence of a release clause in the 26-year-old's contract makes a deal a financially attractive one.

Liverpool aim to wrap up £12m deal for Shaqiri before US tour Jurgen Klopp, Liverpool’s manager, is eager to bolster his squad and give it some quality depth and the opportunity to sign the Switzerland international winger is one he wants to pursue.

Liverpool & Xherdan Shaqiri: Stoke transfer talks confirmed The Telegraph have broken big transfer news for Liverpool fans on Wednesday. It's been confirmed that the Reds have opened transfer talks with Stoke City to sign Swiss star Xherdan Shaqiri this summer. As reported in the broadsheet:.

Transfer gossip: Stoke City and Liverpool in talks over Shaq switch His performances for Switzerland at the World Cup in Russia enhanced his value, but a relegation release clause in his Stoke deal meant the club were unable to cash in on arguably their most saleable asset.

Liverpool Reportedly Open Talks with Stoke City over Xherdan Shaqiri Transfer Liverpool have reportedly opened talks with Stoke City over a possible transfer for forward Xherdan Shaqiri. According to John Percy of the Daily Telegraph, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp wants to get the signing wrapped up this month, and the Reds are ready to trigger the release clause in the Switzerland international's contract.

Liverpool look to seal a deal for Stoke's Xherdan Shaqiri as transfer discussions opened Liverpool are looking to seal a deal to make Stoke City winger Xherdan Shaqiri their third new signing of the summer. The Reds have opened discussions with the Potters, who are resigned to losing the Switzerland international following their relegation to the Championship.

Stoke Set To Win Former Defender's Signature - Lock Up Your Strikers He's Training With Us There was a surprise face at Stoke City's recent behind closed doors friendly against Macclesfield Town - a familiar German returned to our side. Former Chelsea centre-half Robert Huth quickly established himself as a fan favourite during his time at the Britannia Stadium.

Stoke City striker Peter Crouch wanted by Aussie clubs Stoke City striker Peter Crouch is attracting interest from Australia. The Sun says Crouch is wanted by Australia's A-League to help raise their profile. But any deal must be worth his while as the ex-England hitman, 37, hinted he may stay with the Potters in the Championship.

Liverpool open talks with Stoke City over Xherdan Shaqiri transfer Liverpool have opened talks with Stoke City over a deal to sign Xherdan Shaqiri, according to John Percy of The Telegraph. The Switzerland international is looking for a move back to the Premier League after Stoke's relegation to the Championship and it looks like Liverpool will be his new club.

Liverpool begin talks with Stoke City over Xherdan Shaqiri transfer Liverpool have begun formal negotiations with Stoke City over the transfer of Xherdan Shaqiri, according to reports. The 26-year-old winger has stated his desire to leave his current club following their relegation from the Premier League last season.

Liverpool open talks over Stoke City star ahead of £13 million move Liverpool have been long-term admirers of Shaqiri and their interest has been public knowledge for some time know, but the club have finally officially opened talks with the Potters over a potential £13 million transfer.

Exclusive: Liverpool open Xherdan Shaqiri transfer negotiations with Stoke City Liverpool have opened talks with Stoke over a deal for Xherdan Shaqiri, the Switzerland international. Jürgen Klopp is making his move to sign Shaqiri and wants to trigger his release clause, which is understood to be over £13 million, this month.

Peter Coates: We want a Stoke City squad that can win promotion at first attempt Bauer, a popular January signing from Rubin Kazan, followed suit last week by penning a five-year deal.

Former Leicester City defender Robert Huth plays friendly game for Stoke City Robert Huth has played in a behind closed doors friendly for Stoke City. The former Leicester City defender, who left the club at the end of last season when his contract expired, has been linked with a move to Aston Villa but Huth has appeared for the Potters, the club he spent six years of his career before joining City in 2015.

Liverpool begin talks over Swiss forward amid Man Utd interest Liverpool have sped up their interest in Stoke City forward Xherdan Shaqiri amid interest from Manchester United, according to reports. Following the Potters relegation to the Championship, the Switzerland international is available for £12million.

Should West Ham hijack Stoke's reported interest in Newcastle's Matt Ritchie? West Ham United should challenge Stoke City for Newcastle United ace Matt Ritchie. Manuel Pellegrini has already been incredibly busy during this summer's transfer window, bringing a whole host of new names into the club.

Every Championship transfer so far this summer as Jordan Rhodes joins Norwich City Most clubs have been in the market… but crisis club Aston Villa are yet to bring in any new faces and Birmingham City have now been hit with a transfer embargo while Frank Lampard is yet to make his first signing at Derby County and Graham Potter likewise at Swansea.

Stoke City can't have their feet held to fire over transfer fees just because of relegation As keen as we all are to see the Potters return to the big time as quickly as possible, we simply can't have our feet held to the fire over transfer fees and thus compromise the very future of our club.

Stoke City XI to play in memorial game for youth coach John Perkins Stoke City will send a representative team for a match in honour of former youth coach John Perkins, who died aged 69 in 2016 following a short illness.

LIVERPOOL in talks with Stoke on SHAQIRI Playing for Stoke City since 2015/16, Swiss international midfielder / winger Xherdan Shaqiri has reportedly been targeted by Liverpool. Reds are allegedly in talks with Potters, now relegated from Premier League, on signing former Bayern Munich and Inter Milan player on an about 12 million pounds fee.

This potential new-look Leeds attack could tear Stoke apart on the opening day It's been a slow start to the transfer window for Marcelo Bielsa, who will know that his Leeds United squad still needs a lot of work ahead of the 2018/19 Sky Bet Championship season. Only Lewis Baker has been added to Leeds' playing squad, with the midfielder arriving on a season-long loan from Chelsea.

Book on football towns says some 'angry' Stoke City fans should 'grow up' As he explains: "This is a book about football only in the sense that time spent watching football can easily feel like time wasted." Port Vale and Stoke City fans can probably appreciate that sentiment after the seasons both clubs have just had…so let's hope for better in 2018/19.

Gary Rowett: Friendlies will show where we need to work in transfer market Gary Rowett says friendlies will highlight where Stoke City still have work to do in the transfer market. The new boss gave two summer signings their first run outs in Stoke shirts today in a 5-2 behind-closed-doors win over Macclesfield Town. Benik Afobe scored while Adam Federici played in goal for the second half at Clayton Wood.

Robert Huth plays for former club Stoke City in friendly match Robert Huth turned out for former club Stoke City in a behind-closed-doors friendly on Tuesday afternoon. Huth is training with Stoke while he look for a new club this summer following his departure from Leicester City. The central defender is available on a free transfer and has been linked with a move to Derby County.