Stoke Rumors & News

  • Boss quietly confident of Bruno Martins Indi's Stoke City future

    Stoke Sentinel "Bruno Martins Indi should be a permanent Stoke City player by the start of next season… should be. That is the manager's wish, for sure, and he won't find too many fans arguing with him on the evidence of this season. The popular Dutchman remains on a season-long loan from FC Porto for now,..." February 04

  • Premier League clubs shelled out £80m in wages to injured players during the first half of the season

    Daily Mail "Premier League clubs paid out almost £80million in wages to injured stars during the first half of this season - with Manchester City taking a £9.2m hit on out-of-action players. Pep Guardiola's team suffered 17 injuries between July and December, with the average cost of each one coming in at..." January 30

  • Stoke boss Mark Hughes vows to keep Bojan Krkic amid Middlesbrough interest

    Daily Mirror "Mark Hughes wants to keep his unsettled winger Bojan Krkic at Stoke. Middlesbrough are after the ex-Barcelona star, 26, as their boss Aitor Karanka knows him from junior football in Spain. And with Gaston Ramirez the subject of a £15million bid from Leicester, the Teessiders could need a..." January 16

  • Stoke ready to offer 35-year-old Peter Crouch a new contract as he chases 100 Premier League goals

    The Telegraph "Stoke City are poised to offer Peter Crouch a new contract as the striker closes in on 100 Premier League goals. Crouch is in line for a new deal later this month with Stoke determined to keep the former England international until his late thirties. The 35-year-old’s contract runs out in..." January 05

  • Mark Hughes hoping to tie up deal to keep "great guy" Bruno Martins Indi at Stoke in January

    Daily Mirror "Mark Hughes has confirmed he hopes to sign Bruno Martins Indi permanently in January. The Dutch defender joined Stoke on loan from Porto in August. Martins Indi, 24, has made 13 appearances in all competitions for the Potters so far this term. And Hughes, whose side lost 3-1 to Arsenal..." December 12

  • 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

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