Stoke Rumors & News

  • Stoke could lose Wilfried Bony to China due to clause in Man City contract

    The Telegraph "Mark Hughes is facing the prospect of losing Wilfried Bony in January after it emerged he has a release clause which allows him to be sold to clubs in China. Telegraph Sport has learned that Manchester City insisted on a clause which allows any club in the cash-rich Chinese Super League to buy..." November 25

  • We are not selling Joe Allen says Stoke City chairman Peter Coates

    Stoke Sentinel "Stoke City chairman Peter Coates has dismissed any fears of Joe Allen being sold in the near future following his brilliant start in the Potteries. He insisted the club didn't have to sell any player it didn't want to in the January transfer window. "I never mind our players getting lots of..." November 18

  • Barcelona eye up shock January move for Glen Johnson

    Daily Mail "Stoke City full-back Glen Johnson is on a list of possible January signings at Barcelona and the former England international will have the backing of his old Liverpool team-mate Luis Suarez. The Catalans have a major crisis at right-back where the £16m signing of Aleix Vidal has been a..." November 11

  • Stoke City keeper Jakob Haugaard ready for loan move

    Stoke Sentinel "Jakob Haugaard will be all ears for a loan move in January after falling to fourth in the current goalkeeping pecking order. The 24 year-old Dane, whose only appearance this season has been in the Checkatrade Trophy, says of a loan move: “I want to, but you still need a club that wants to take..." November 07

  • Liverpool sign 15-year-old 'man mountain' Emeka Obi after fighting off competition from Stoke for starlet

    Daily Mail "Liverpool have beaten Stoke to the signing of promising Bury teenager Emeka Obi. The 15-year-old has agreed to join the Anfield club once they get approval from the Football League and Premier League over his visa as he has Nigerian heritage. Obi, who is already 6ft 5ins tall, has already..." October 28

  • Mark Hughes: Stoke robbed Liverpool with Joe Allen signing

    Daily Star "The pint-sized midfielder has scored four goals in his last three games for The Potters plus one for Wales for good measure. Hughes says his £13m summer swoop for Allen wasn’t a gamble and looks like it might have been a steal. “He’s one of those players you kind of admire from afar, then..." October 22

  • Steve Bruce eyed as replacement for under-fire Stoke boss Mark Hughes

    The Express "Stoke City are weighing up a move for Steve Bruce to replace Mark Hughes, who is fighting to save his job after a disastrous start to the new season. Hughes is the favourite with some bookmakers to become the first manager sacked this season despite yesterday’s home draw against West Brom..." September 26

  • Steve Bruce eyed as replacement for under-fire Stoke boss Mark Hughes

    The Express "STOKE CITY are weighing up a move for Steve Bruce to replace Mark Hughes, who is fighting to save his job after a disastrous start to the new season. Hughes is the favourite with some bookmakers to become the first manager sacked this season despite yesterday’s home draw against West Brom..." September 25

  • Stoke loanee Wilfried Bony causing dressing-room unrest with lack of effort for Premier League's bottom club

    Daily Mirror "Boss Mark Hughes and his players unhappy with attitude of striker who arrived from Man City as the Potters' £120,000 a week top earner but is yet to score a goal. Wilfried Bony’s attitude is being questioned by his Stoke team-mates - just three weeks after arriving at the club. Boss Mark..." September 23

  • Mark Hughes backed to win Premier League 'sack race' after latest Stoke defeat

    The Telegraph "Mark Hughes is now strong favourite to become the first Premier League managerial sacking of the season after his Stoke side continued their winless start to the season at Crystal Palace. The 4-1 defeat at Selhurst Park was Stoke's fourth in five league games in 2016-17 and fans have begun to..." September 19

  • Premier League cracking down on alleged tapping up of youth players aged just NINE by clubs

    Daily Mirror "Premier League chiefs are having a major clampdown on youth transfers – blocking deals involving kids as young as NINE. A new set of rules is being introduced which will demand families hand over phone records and bank account details as part of a “renewed focus” on tapping-up and illegal..." September 07

  • Mark Hughes yet to decide on Saido Berahino

    Stoke Sentinel "MARK Hughes will have the freedom to take a third stab at signing Saido Berahino in January or next summer. The former England under-21 striker slipped through Stoke's fingers for a second time when West Bromwich Albion stuck by their policy of keeping him until they signed a..." September 03

  • Stoke and Hull keen on sealing late move for free agent Victor Anichebe

    Daily Mail "Stoke and Hull are keen on securing a deadline day move for former West Brom striker Victor Anichebe. The 28-year-old hasn't played a competitive game since April and made just 14 appearances for the Baggies last season. " September 02

  • Stoke City’s Jack Butland faces a further two months on sidelines

    The Guardian "Jack Butland could be out for another two months after suffering a setback in his recovery from an ankle injury that has sidelined him since March. The news is a major disappointment for Stoke City as well as for Sam Allardyce, who may have to wait until November to give Butland the opportunity to..." September 02

  • Liverpool outcast Mamadou Sakho could be offered escape route with loan move to Stoke

    The Telegraph "Mark Hughes is ready to offer Liverpool outcast Mamadou Sakho an escape route with a loan move to Stoke City. Hughes has made an inquiry for the French centre-half and is hopeful of concluding a deal before the transfer deadline. Sakho is free to leave Liverpool on a temporary basis after..." August 25

  • Stoke City's Joe Allen heard about Liverpool exit via text from friend

    ESPN FC "Joe Allen has told the Daily Telegraph he only found out Liverpool had agreed to sell him to Stoke City when he received a text message from a friend. Allen, 26, joined Stoke for a reported £13 million last month after struggling for playing time under Jurgen Klopp. "I actually had a text..." August 19

  • Alan Pardew to make last-bid attempt to hijack West Brom bad boy Saido Berahino from Stoke

    The Sun "CRYSTAL PALACE will make a last-ditch attempt to hijack Stoke’s move for Saido Berahino. Eagles boss Alan Pardew had wanted Christian Benteke but his hopes are fading because Liverpool want too much money — prompting him to move again for the former England Under-21 forward." August 14

  • Stoke keen to complete deal for ex-Tottenham target Saido Berahino

    talkSport "Stoke City remain keen on signing West Bromwich Albion striker Saido Berahino, chairman Peter Coates has told talkSPORT. The forward, once linked with a switch to Tottenham Hotspur, has been the subject of bids from the Potters worth £16million and £20million, according to reports And Coates..." July 28

  • Marko Arnautovic ready to reject Everton interest by signing a new four-year contract with Stoke City

    Daily Mail "Marko Arnautovic is ready to snub interest from Everton and sign a new contract with Stoke City. Everton were willing to trigger the £12.5million July clause in the Austria international's contract but were struggling to meet his personal demands. The 27-year-old, who is represented by his..." July 27

  • Joe Allen closing in on £13m Stoke City move as Swansea fail to follow up interest with firm bid

    The Sun "JOE ALLEN is closing in on a £13million move to Stoke. The Liverpool midfielder, 26, has held talks with fellow Welshman Mark Hughes over joining the Potters on a five-year deal after returning from his post-Euro 2016 holidays." July 25

  • Liverpool accept £13m bid from Stoke City for Joe Allen

    Liverpool Echo "Joe Allen is set to leave Liverpool with Stoke City keen to wrap up a £13million deal. The Potters have emerged as the surprise front-runners to sign the Wales international midfielder. The ECHO understands that talks between the clubs are at an advanced stage with the offer matching the..." July 20

  • Stoke interested in signing Ecuadorian striker José Angulo

    The Guardian "Stoke are interested in signing the striker José Angulo from the Ecuadorian side Independiente del Valle but face competition from clubs in Spain, France and Italy. Angulo, who has scored six goals for Independiente to help them reach the final of the Copa Libertadores, has attracted interest..." July 20

  • Juventus transfer news: Stoke prepare audacious £17million bid for midfield star Mario Lemina

    The Sun "The Potters will make an initial payment of around £12m for the defensive star — with a possible extra £5m in add-ons. Lemina, 22, joined Juve from Marseille in April after a loan spell at the Serie A club and signed a four-year contract with the Italian champs. But Stoke face competition..." July 14

  • Borussia Dortmund star Neven Subotic leaves training camp as Sunderland and Stoke eye up £6.5m move for defender

    Daily Mail "Borussia Dortmund defender Neven Subotic has been released from the Bundesliga side's training camp for transfer talks with prospective clubs. Sunderland and Stoke have both shown interest in the 27-year-old who is available for £6.5million but have been told he would not meet the necessary..." July 08

  • Stoke chasing Egyptian transfer target Ramadan Sobhi from Al Ahly

    The Sun "The Al Ahly star is so talented he has had rival teams attack him for showboating during games. But Potters boss Mark Hughes has seen enough to think he will be a cracking buy this transfer window. Sparky already has plenty of hugely talented playmakers in his side with the likes of Xherdan..." July 06

  • Stoke submit £16million bid for West Brom striker Saido Berahino with transfer talks set for next week

    Daily Mirror "Stoke have made a £16million bid for West Brom’s Saido Berahino. The 22-year-old striker is set to hold talks with the Baggies next week as they have not yet responded to the offer from the Potters which was made around ten days ago. Berahino is keen to join Stoke with the Potters prepared..." July 02

  • Southampton set to gazump Stoke’s £16million bid for West Brom striker Saido Berahino

    The Sun "A PREMIER League bidding war is brewing for West Brom’s wantaway striker Saido Berahino. Stoke have been favourites to land the 22-year-old former England under-21 man after a £16million offer." June 29

  • Stoke open talks to sign Saido Berahino from West Brom

    The Telegraph "Stoke have opened talks with West Bromwich Albion over a potential £15 million deal for Saido Berahino. Mark Hughes, the Stoke manager, has identified Berahino as a priority signing this summer and negotiations have started as the England under-21 international moves towards The Hawthorns..." June 16

  • Stoke enter chase for £5m Berahino with West Brom ready to sell wantaway striker

    Daily Mail "Stoke have opened talks with West Brom over a £5million move for Saido Berahino. The Baggies are ready to sell the striker this summer to prevent the prospect of losing him for nothing in 12 months time. And Potters' boss Mark Hughes has made his move for Berahino as the race for his..." June 15

  • Peter Crouch tempted to turn his hand to coaching when he retires

    Daily Star "The 35-year-old former England star looked to be heading for a media career the minute he decides to hang up his size 12 boots. But the 6ft 7in Stoke striker reckons having a shot at the top job is suddenly in his thinking. Crouch has been taking his UEFA ‘B’ coaching badge having played..." June 09

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