Stoke Rumors & News

  • 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

  • Stoke City determined to keep Peter Crouch after another skilful display

    The Guardian "Being forewarned is not always forearmed, at least not when it comes to Peter Crouch. For 14 years and more than 500 matches the striker has been flitting around top-flight pitches like football’s deftest stilt walker, yet still teams struggle to stop him. No one could have been better informed..." September 22

  • Mark Hughes says he's had no contact with Harry Redknapp over Stoke striker Peter Crouch

    Daily Mail "Mark Hughes says he has had no calls from Harry Redknapp about signing Peter Crouch. The former England striker, 33, worked with Redknapp at Tottenham, Portsmouth and Southampton and the Queens Park Rangers manager revealed he wants him at Loftus Road. But Hughes said: 'I'm sure Harry gets..." September 19

  • Asmir Begovic going nowhere before the end of transfer window, insists Stoke manager Mark Hughes

    Daily Mirror "Stoke boss Mark Hughes insists Asmir Begovic is going nowhere this transfer window - and it would take an enormous offer from one of the big boys to part with him in the future. The Bosnian keeper has been tracked by Liverpool, Man City, Arsenal and Real Madrid. But Hughes said: “We don’t..." August 23

  • Bojan Krkic joins Stoke City from Barcelona on four-year deal

    The Guardian "Stoke City have announced the signing of the Spanish striker Bojan Krkic from Barcelona on a four-year deal. The 23-year-old, who broke into the Barcelona first team in 2007 but struggled to make an impression after re-signing in 2013 following two years at Roma, moves to the Britannia Stadium..." July 23

  • Stoke City closing in on Barcelona star Bojan Krkic

    Daily Star "According to reports in Spain, Potters boss Mark Hughes has in been in contact with the 23-year-old and is trying to lure him to the Britannia Stadium on a season-long loan. Bojan, who was once dubbed the new Lionel Messi, hasn't played for the La Liga giants in three years and spent the last..." July 12

  • Premier League revenues top £2.5 billion

    Fox Sports "Commercial revenue increased by 21% at Premier League clubs in the 2012/13 season and topped £2.5 billion for the first time, according to the Annual Review of Football Finance by Deloitte. However, over 75% of the revenue increase was spent on wages, which rose by £125m (8%) to £1.8billion and..." June 05

  • Stoke City on verge of snapping up former Manchester United striker Mame Biram Diouf

    Daily Mail "Stoke chairman Peter Coates expects the club to sign former Manchester United striker Mame Biram Diouf from Hannover. The 26-year-old Senegal international made five appearances during his three-year period at Old Trafford before signing for the German club in January 2012. Coates told BBC..." June 03

  • Stoke's Mark Hughes looking to wrap up deal for Liverpool loanee Oussama Assaidi

    The Express "The Moroccan international is currently on loan from title-contenders Liverpool and has impressed Hughes since making the switch to the Britannia, netting four times in 24 appearances. Even if Brendan Rodgers decides to let the winger leave Anfield this summer, there are sure to be a number of..." April 28

  • Tottenham boss orders his players to shake hands with Charlie Adam ahead of Stoke clash

    Daily Mirror "Tim Sherwood will order his Spurs players to shake the hand of Charlie Adam at Stoke tomorrow. Mirror Football revealed this morning that some of the north Londoners' stars were considering a snub for the Potters' midfielder as part of a long-running feud between the two clubs. Spurs top..." April 25

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