Stoke Rumors & News

  • Stoke plot Nathan Redmond bid with Norwich winger set to be given another crack in the top-flight

    Daily Mirror "Nathan Redmond is on Mark Hughes’ wanted list this summer. The England Under-21 international looks certain to remain in the Premier League next season with the Potters’ chief keen to give him another chance in the top-flight. Stoke boss Hughes wants to freshen up his attacking options..." May 08

  • Stoke City star Bojan ‘surprised and disappointed’ by lack of playing time

    Daily Mail "Bojan Krkic is becoming increasingly frustrated at Stoke after starting only three matches in the last three months. Manager Mark Hughes put the former Barcelona forward on the bench for seven games in a row in February and March and he has started only three of Stoke’s last 12 Premier League..." May 04

  • Stoke City: Peter Crouch still has big role to play insists Mark Hughes

    The Sentinel "PETER Crouch has been told he can still be a regular Stoke starter – if he can repeatedly reproduce Saturday's form against Sunderland. The 35 year-old striker made only his third Premier League start of the campaign – compared to 17 last season – and played a pivotal part in Stoke's goal..." May 03

  • Premier League players 'underperform because of worries over poker losses on team bus'

    The Telegraph "Premier League players are underperforming on the pitch because of worries arising from poker games on the team coach or at hotels before matches, according to new research. Top footballers are also using online betting sites to conceal their gambling from their partners, the British..." April 07

  • Stoke eye Saido Berahino summer transfer but West Brom star is also being eyed by two Champions League contenders

    Daily Mirror "Mark Hughes will renew Stoke’s £20million interest for West Brom hot-shot Saido Berahino. Manager Hughes saw a £20m-plus bid for Berahino turned down in January, and now the Potters have made fresh moves to land the former England Under-21 striker this summer. Stoke, who sit eighth in the..." April 01

  • Jack Butland to undergo scan after suffering suspected ankle ligament damage during Germany win

    Daily Mirror "Jack Butland will undergo a scan to determine the full extent of the ankle injury he suffered during England's win in Berlin on Saturday night. Stoke keeper Butland suffered the injury just moments before Toni Kroos' long-range effort beat him at his near post. He was stretchered off..." March 27

  • Leeds midfielder Lewis Cook is £10million summer target for Everton and Stoke

    The Sun "EVERTON and Stoke have joined the £10million chase for Leeds whizkid Lewis Cook. The York-born midfielder, 19, has impressed in the Championship, scoring twice this season for Steve Evans side. Bournemouth had a £5m bid turned down for Cook in January, but Leeds wanted double for their..." March 25

  • Stoke's European dreams convince Jack Butland to pen new deal

    The Telegraph "Jack Butland signed a new five-year contract as he believes Stoke can help fulfil his European ambitions. Goalkeeper Butland, 23, wants to play on the continent for his club side to boost his long-term hopes of appearing for his country. Now that could come round quicker than he thought..." March 21

  • Jack Butland close to agreeing five-year Stoke City contract

    The Telegraph "Jack Butland is on the verge of signing a new five-year contract, in a huge boost for Stoke City. Butland, the Stoke and England goalkeeper, is in advanced talks and expected to commit his future to the club next week after a stunning first full season in the Premier League. The 23-year-old..." March 16

  • Stoke to double Jack Butland's wages to fend off big clubs' transfer interest in their England keeper

    Daily Mirror "Stoke goalkeeper Jack Butland is in line for a double-your-money new five-year contract. The Potters have opened talks with the 22-year-old about a new deal worth more than £50,000 a week. Butland’s current contract, which he signed just 11 months ago, still has three years to run but Stoke..." March 01

  • Premier League clubs have a duty to look after supporters

    Daily Mail "If you hit the jackpot on the lottery this week, what is the first thing you would do? I’d say you would go straight to your mum and dad and make sure they were looked after. They are the constants in your life, the ones providing support when it is most needed. Could you imagine reaching a..." February 09

  • 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

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