Stoke Rumors & News

  • Stoke are preparing a fresh bid for West Brom’s striker Saido Berahino

    The Sun "STOKE are preparing a fresh bid for Saido Berahino after failing to land the West Brom striker last month. The Potters broke their transfer record for the second time this season with the £18.3million signing of French midfielder Giannelli Imbula from Porto. But chairman Peter Coates knows..." February 06

  • Marko Arnautovic can leave Stoke City for just £12.5m this summer, prompting scramble for his signature

    The Telegraph "Stoke City could lose Marko Arnautovic for £12.5million this summer after it emerged the Austrian international has a buy-out clause in his contract. Arnautovic can leave the Britannia Stadium in July for a set figure, the Telegraph can reveal, with the clause becoming available to trigger when..." February 05

  • Mark Hughes in Chelsea’s sights after Stoke transformation

    The Guardian "Chelsea’s initial discussions aimed at securing a permanent successor to José Mourinho have led them to consider the credentials of Mark Hughes as manager, along with those of more established targets such as Diego Simeone, Antonio Conte and Massimiliano Allegri. The champions will complete..." January 28

  • Saido Berahino a target of Spurs, Newcastle, Chelsea and Stoke - Sky sources

    Sky Sports "Tottenham, Newcastle, Chelsea and Stoke City are seriously interested in signing striker Saido Berahino, according to Sky sources. Enquiries have been made about the England U21 striker, but the Baggies are yet to receive a concrete offer from any club. Berahino has been out of favour under..." January 21

  • Premier League lion to be removed from logo in imminent rebrand

    The Telegraph "The Premier League is set to drop its longstanding lion-based logo this summer, with a rebrand imminent ahead of the league's first season without a title sponsor since 1993. The crowned lion has been a prominent feature of the Premier League product since its inception in the 1992-93 season,..." January 14

  • Peter Crouch says he feels like an outcast at Stoke and it may be time to move on

    The Telegraph "Peter Crouch has admitted that he may have to leave Stoke City after becoming frustrated by his lack of game time. The former England striker made a rare appearance against Doncaster Rovers and gave a reminder of his ability by scoring the game’s opening goal. Mark Hughes, Stoke’s manager,..." January 11

  • Bojan Krkic transfer stampede expected as Stoke star has a release clause of just £10m

    Daily Mirror "Potters are powerless to stop the Spaniard leaving if anyone meets the price inserted in his contract when he joined last year PLUS: Porto midfielder eyed. Stoke could lose Bojan Krkic for £10million this month. The elegant playmaker has a buy-out clause in his contract that leaves him up..." January 03

  • Stoke weigh up move for Ghana forward David Accam after successful trial period

    Daily Mail "Stoke City are considering Ghana forward David Accam after handing him a trial. The 25-year-old has just completed a season with Chicago Fire in MLS, where he was their top scorer with 10 goals in 24 league games. Accam, who can play as a winger or striker, is understood to have done well..." December 27

  • Manchester United, Liverpool and Chelsea all targeting Stoke forward Bojan

    The Sun "The Prem big-spenders are prepared to tempt Mark Hughes’ men with a £15million offer for the 25-year-old former Barcelona, AC Milan and Roma ace. And while Bojan is not looking to leave the Britannia after returning from the injury that wrecked last term, the appeal of joining a big-hitter with..." December 17

  • Sunderland striker Jermain Defoe passed fit for Stoke clash after suffering ankle injury

    Daily Mail "But he was later helped from the field after landing awkwardly and boss Sam Allardyce feared his striker had suffered a serious injury. Defoe, however, will now return to training, and Allardyce, whose side remain in the bottom three, said: ‘It looks like he’s fit. That’s extremely..." November 27

  • Diego Costa abuse gets Ryan Shawcross a year's supply of free deodorant

    Daily Mirror "Remember Diego Costa's latest attempt to wind-up an opponent? The 6,723rd example of the Spanish striker trying to provoke an opponent with a bit of abuse usually reserved for school playgrounds? Of course you do . During Chelsea's 1-0 defeat at Stoke , Costa thought sniffing his armpit,..." November 12

  • Chelsea, Stoke resolve steward's assault allegation against Costa

    The Score "A Brittania Stadium security steward's assault complaint against Chelsea forward Diego Costa, that was supposedly filed with referee Anthony Taylor, was reportedly resolved by Chelsea and Stoke City after their match. Costa was captured on video running over to a group of stewards and police..." November 08

  • Jose Mourinho has NOT appealed FA stadium ban leaving Chelsea boss to miss crucial trip to Stoke City

    Daily Mail "Jose Mourinho has not appealed his Football Association stadium ban and will be forced to watch Chelsea's crucial clash with Stoke City away from the Britannia Stadium on Saturday. The Portuguese coach had until midday on Friday to lodge an appeal to defer his one-match ban but will now leave..." November 06

  • Mark Hughes wants Jon Walters to sign a new deal at Stoke amid quitting rumours

    The Express "Stoke boss Mark Hughes wants Jon Walters to stay at the Britannia Stadium -- and hopes the club can still reach an agreement to prevent the forward from quitting the Potters. Walters handed in a transfer request in August after Stoke refused to extend his contract until 2018. The club wasn't..." October 30

  • Mark Hughes insists Peter Crouch has a future at Stoke despite lack of playing time

    The Express "Crouch has played just 15 minutes of Premier League football so far this season and recently revealed his frustrations at the lack of game time. West Brom are set to revive their interest in the 34-year-old in January having failed to lure him to The Hawthorns in the summer. But Hughes..." October 23

  • Coefficients explained: How Premier League may lose Champions League spot

    Sky Sports "A repeat of last season's performances in Europe from English and Italian clubs would see the Premier League lose its fourth Champions League spot to Serie A for the 2017/18 season. The Premier League's poor show in Europe last season, where no club reached the quarter-final of the Champions..." September 28

  • Charlie Adam admits it was a surprise to see Xherdan Shaqiri join Stoke

    Sky Sports "Charlie Adam admits it was a big surprise to see Xherdan Shaqiri join Stoke City but says he has been impressed with the Swiss international so far. Shaqiri completed a £12m switch to the Britannia Stadium from Inter Milan last month after a lengthy pursuit by manager Mark Hughes. He was one..." September 09

  • Premier League breaks spending record with £870 million - Deloitte

    ESPN FC "The Premier League has broken its spending record for the summer transfer window, going from £835 million last year to £870m, according to financial analysts Deloitte. Manchester City led the way and set a new record for a single club with spending of around £160m on three of the top five deals..." September 02

  • Xherdan Shaqiri suspended for Stoke City’s match against Tottenham

    Pro Soccer Talk "When Stoke City takes on Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday morning, the Potters will be without their club record signing Xherdan Shaqiri (Watch live, 10 a.m. ET online via Live Extra). The Swiss winger completed his move to the Britannia earlier this week for $20 million, but will not make his..." August 14

  • NBC retains U.S. Premier League TV rights for six more seasons

    Sporting News "American soccer fans can get comfortable turning to NBC's networks for Premier League coverage. NBC Sports Group has reached a six-year extension of its rights to broadcast Premier League games in the U.S., the network announced Monday. The network is in the third and final season of its..." August 10

  • Xherdan Shaqiri fuels transfer rumours after attending Stoke City match

    The Score "The Xherdan Shaqiri sweepstakes are heating up. A day after being linked with a move to Everton, revived rumours of Shaqiri joining Stoke City picked up after the Swiss international was spotted at the Britannia Stadium on Sunday." August 09

  • Stoke sign Moha El Ouriachi from Barcelona

    ESPN FC "Stoke have announced the signing of winger Moha El Ouriachi from Barcelona for an undisclosed fee. El Ouriachi, who has represented Spain at youth level and has been called up by Morocco's under-23 squad, could make his first appearance in the Potters' Asia Trophy game against Everton in..." July 15

  • Glen Johnson joins Stoke on two-year deal

    Sky Sports "Glen Johnson has joined Stoke City on a two-year deal “subject to finalising the formalities", according to the club. Johnson, who has been capped 54 times by England, spent six years at Liverpool following spells at West Ham, Chelsea and Portsmouth. He moves to the Potteries after being out..." July 13

  • Asmir Begovic poised to complete £8 million move to Stamford Bridge on Friday

    The Telegraph "Asmir Begovic is poised to complete his £8 million move to Chelsea on Friday, with Marco van Ginkel heading to Stoke City as part of the deal. Begovic will end his five-year association with Stoke after agreeing to join the Premier League champions as Petr Cech’s replacement, providing..." July 10

  • Stoke agree £12m deal for Inter Milan star Xherdan Shaqiri

    The Express "The Swiss midfielder has struggled to make his mark in Serie A after signing from Inter Milan last January. And Stoke are believed to have offered the former Bayern Munich man a quick escape route, making a £12m offer for the 23-year-old. Italian publication Calciomercato claims the Potters..." July 09

  • Ali Al-Habsi on Stoke City wishlist as Mark Hughes looks to find competition for Jack Butland

    Daily Mail "Stoke want to sign Ali Al-Habsi as they prepare for life without Asmir Begovic. Begovic looks set to leave Stoke with Manchester United and Chelsea interested in the 28-year-old keeper. England keeper Jack Butland will step up and become the club’s No 1 keeper, but Mark Hughes wants to sign..." July 07

  • Manchester United looking to hijack Chelsea's £8million move for Stoke City goalkeeper Asmir Begovic

    Daily Mail "Chelsea fear Manchester United are ready to hijack their swoop for goalkeeper Asmir Begovic. Jose Mourinho has identified the Stoke shot-stopper as the man he wants to replace Petr Cech, whose switch to Arsenal was confirmed last week. The Blues have been locked in talks with the Potters in..." July 05

  • Stoke boss Mark Hughes could swoop for Udinese star Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu

    Daily Star "Potters boss Hughes will pay Serie A side Udinese £4.4m for Agyemang-Badu, who wants to further his career in the Premier League after spending six seasons in Italy. Hughes paved the way for Agyemang-Badu's arrival at the Britannia by holding talks over personal terms with the player and his..." July 01

  • Chelsea offer for Asmir Begovic rejected by Stoke City - sources

    ESPN FC "Chelsea have had a bid for Stoke City goalkeeper Asmir Begovic rejected, sources have told ESPN FC. Begovic, 28, has been identified as the Premier League champions' top target to replace Petr Cech following the Czech Republic international's move to Arsenal. Chelsea previously tried to sign..." June 30

  • Newcastle join Yevhen Konoplyanka race with Stoke balking at £100,000 wage demands

    Daily Mirror "Newcastle are ready to enter the race for Ukraine winger Yevhen Konoplyanka . The 25-year-old former Dnipro star, now a free agent, is desperate for a move to the Premier League and has been in talks with Stoke over a move to the Britannia Stadium. He has been unable to agree a deal,..." June 24

  • Stoke still in talks with Yevhen Konoplyanka despite his £100,000 a week wage demands

    Daily Mail "Stoke are continuing to negotiate for Dnipro winger Yevhen Konoplyanka despite his wage demands of £100,000 a week. The 25-year-old is out of contract at Dnipro and was poised to join Tottenham until the London club scrapped the deal. The Dnipro wideman is understood to want a £3million..." June 03

  • Stoke City boss Mark Hughes keen to keep Asmir Begovic at the club amid interest from Real Madrid

    Daily Mail "Mark Hughes has revealed talks have opened over a contract extension for in-demand Asmir Begovic following Stoke's 2-1 win over Southampton. The Bosnian goalkeeper, who kept Stoke in the game during a one-sided first half at the Britannia Stadium on Saturday, sees his existing deal run out..." April 20

  • Stoke City's Peter Crouch wanted by Australian side Newcastle Jets

    Daily Mirror "Peter Crouch is being targeted by Aussie side Newcastle Jets for a move Down Under next season. The Stoke striker helped his club to a 2-1 win over Southampton on Saturday to remain on course for a top-ten finish. Jets owner Nathan Tinkler wants to land a marquee name. He said: “I’ve spoken..." April 20

  • Liverpool ‘set to make transfer offer to sign Stoke City’s Asmir Begovic’

    Metro "Liverpool are set to make a bid for Stoke’s Asmir Begovic, after manager Brendan Rodgers finally lost patience with Simon Mignolet. Belgian keeper Mignolet was arguably at fault for two of Arsenal’s four goals at the Emirates on Saturday, and Rodgers is keeping a close eye on Begovic’s stalling..." April 08

  • Barclays will not renew £40m-a-year Premier League sponsorship when current deal expires

    Daily Mail "Premier League sponsors Barclays will not renew their £40million-a-year deal when the current agreement expires at the end of the 2015-16 season. The bank agreed a £120m three-year deal in 2012 for the present rights - an increase of almost 50 per cent on their previous £82m contract. But..." March 30

  • Premier League clubs to share £1billion of TV money with lower leagues

    Daily Mirror "The Premier League has agreed to filter £1billion of its new bumper domestic TV deal outside the top flight from next year. The 20 top-flight clubs have pledged to share 20 per cent of the mammoth £5.1billion domestic rights package announced last month. The money will be filtered down to..." March 27

  • Stoke City manager Mark Hughes agrees new deal until 2019

    BBC "Stoke City manager Mark Hughes has agreed a new contract which will keep him at the club until 2019. The former Wales striker took charge in May 2013 and guided the Potters to ninth in his first season - their highest finish in the Premier League. "I'm delighted to have signed a new contract,"..." March 27

  • Charlie Adam SNUBS David Moyes for new deal at Stoke

    The Express "The midfielder, 29, has another year left to run on his Potters' deal but has been on the radar of Moyes' Real Sociedad. However, the Scotland ace admits he is keen to spend his best remaining years at the Britannia Stadium. He said: "I love it at Stoke. It's a great club. Some people think..." March 25

  • Man Utd outcast Hernandez to assess Spurs, Everton, Stoke and West Ham transfer options

    Daily Star "Spanish sources claim the Mexican international is now surplus to requirements at both Old Trafford and the Bernabeu, and preparations for next season are already underway. West Ham are the favourites to sign the 26-year-old, but Sam Allardyce's club will have to fend off strong competition..." March 09

  • Mark Hughes: I want to keep Victor Moses at Stoke City

    The Express "The 24-year-old forward has starred this term under regular football at the Britannia Stadium and has particularly impressed of late with just four players touching the ball more in the last six weeks of the Premier League. He is only on a season-long loan from Chelsea but Hughes is hopeful the..." February 28

  • Man City skipper Vincent Kompany: We fear Stoke more than Barcelona

    Daily Star "Man City skipper Vincent Kompany: We fear Stoke more than Barcelona VINCENT KOMPANY insists Manchester City are more scared of Stoke than Barcelona. The Premier League champions put their reputation on the line tomorrow night when Barca go to the Etihad Stadium for a last 16 showdown in the..." February 23

  • Steven Nzonzi: I have to curb my temper

    Daily Mail "Steven Nzonzi has just been reminded of his role in a TV advert for Venky’s chicken. It was the summer of 2011 and Blackburn’s players were filmed eating platefuls of the stuff in the dressing-room at Ewood Park to promote the club’s new Indian owners. The final scene features captain Ryan..." February 14

  • Stoke eye transfer of Tottenham's Emmanuel Adebayor for a reunion with boss Mark Hughes

    Daily Mirror "Mark Hughes is launching a beat-the-deadline move to be reunited with Emmanuel Adebayor. Stoke boss Hughes is desperate to sign a striker after losing Bojan Krkic for the rest of the season with a cruciate knee ligament injury. Tottenham are willing to loan out misfit Adebayor, but any club..." February 02

  • Stoke center-back Huth could be in trouble over genitalia game

    Fox Sports "Stoke defender Robert Huth could face disciplinary action after appearing to respond to a Twitter account which posts sexual images of individuals and asks users to guess their gender. The account invites users of the social media site to guess from cropped photographs of people in explicit..." January 02

  • Harry Redknapp jets to Malaysia to discuss Jermain Defoe and Peter Crouch with his chairman

    Daily Mirror "Relegation-threatened Hoops' boss pulled out of TV pundit duty on Bournemouth vs Liverpool cup tie in favour of summit about potential January signings Harry Redknapp cancelled a TV appearance to make a whistle-stop trip to Malaysia to meet with chairman Tony Fernandes. Queens Park Rangers..." December 18

  • Stoke City confirm Brek Shea is finalizing move to Orlando City

    Pro Soccer Talk "As reported last weekend, Brek Shea is heading back to Major League Soccer. Orlando City will be his destination. During his weekly press conference on Thursday, Stoke City’s manager Mark Hughes confirmed that Shea has been in talks with Orlando and the finder details are being sorted..." December 18

  • Liverpool’s Glen Johnson sees off Stoke and says he has no contract offer

    The Guardian "Glen Johnson put his head on the line to secure a precious victory for Liverpool then placed it on the block by claiming Fenway Sports Group has never offered him a new contract. Bloodied but repaired with staples, triumphant but future uncertain, the full-back embodied his team’s precarious state..." December 01

  • Stoke winger Victor Moses out for eight weeks after tearing thigh muscle in Burnley defeat

    Daily Mirror "The former Wigan and Chelsea man limped off at the weekend and a scan has revealed an injury that will keep him out until the new year Victor Moses has been ruled out for eight weeks with a thigh injury in a real blow to Stoke. Moses was injured against Burnley on Saturday and a scan has..." November 26

  • QPR, Aston Villa and Stoke on transfer alert to agree Clint Dempsey loan in January

    Daily Mirror "Clint Dempsey is ready to make a Premier League loan return in January. USA skipper Dempsey rejoined old club Fulham for a two-month stint last term. And the Seattle Sounders striker, 31, is set to head back to England during the MLS close-season. QPR, Aston Villa and Stoke will all be keen..." October 27

  • Premier League to expand global reach, may add fixtures in America

    Pro Soccer Talk "The Premier League and its clubs have continued to examine the possibility of adding matches overseas in the United States. The aim to hold a 39th round of contests at different places across the globe was denied six years ago by FIFA and other domestic officials, but an interest in completing..." October 08

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