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Stoke City – 26 Jun 13:43

Prem clubs on alert as Subotic confirms Dortmund exit

Premier League target Neven Subotic has announced he wants to leave Borussia Dortmund this summer.

Subotic has been linked with a host of English clubs, including Liverpool, Stoke and Sunderland, after catching the eye since making his Dortmund debut in 2008.

However, a number of injuries have seen the defender fall down the pecking order at the Westfalenstadion, with the 27-year-old making only 11 appearances in all competitions last term.

And the Serbia international revealed in a post on his official Facebook page that he will now actively look for a new club.

“Dear friends, during the last year I realised that my love for the game of football in an active role is too big to just be able to see it from outside. Football is an important part of my life. I love it and I can’t be without it,” he wrote.

“I am in the best age for a football player and I want to use my time to improve myself and my team every day. And I want to have the feeling I am needed and I can give everything for my club. That is what I am thinking about.

“I do not want to earn my money on the bench, but to be a active part of the history like I was until last year. I hope you can understand that.

“Borussia Dortmund is the club of my heart and it will always be. Yours, Neven�

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Stoke City – 26 Jun 11:40

Stoke set to seal £16million Berahino deal ? Report

Stoke City will this week complete the £16million signing of West Brom striker Saido Berahino, according to the Sunday People.

Stoke are known long-term admirers of Berahino, who was the subject of several failed bids from Tottenham last summer and has also been tracked by Newcastle.

Spurs have since turned their attention elsewhere, while Newcastle’s relegation putting them out of the running, seemingly forcing West Brom chairman Jeremy Peace into accepting Stoke’s revised offer just days after rejecting a £15million bid.

Berahino has been offered a £70,000-a-week package to move to the bet365 Stadium, it is said, and is set to become Mark Hughes’ first signing of the summer.

The Potters also want to sign Al Ahly and Egypt winger Ramadan Sobhi, while Dundee United have rejected two bids from the Premier League club for 17-year-old centre-back Harry Souttar.

Hughes wants to strengthen his British core and was also interested in Nathan Redmond before the England Under-21 star instead joined Southampton.


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Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Stoke City | BBC 24 Jun 17:29

Kilmarnock sign 11 players in one day

Kilmarnock make six signings, including midfielder Callum McFadzean, and bring in five more players on loan.

Stoke City – 23 Jun 16:06

Burnley keen on deals for Adam and Ledley ? reports

Burnely are said to be a planing a double swoop for Stoke’s Charlie Adam and Crystal Palace’s Joe Ledley.

According to the Daily Star, Sean Dyche will look to clinch a £1.5million deal to sign Scotland international Adam.

The 30-year-old has only a year left on his current deal with the Potters and has slipped down the pecking order in recent months.

The midfielder signed for Stoke back in 2012 from Liverpool for a reported £4million fee but the reports claim he is unhappy at his lack of action.

Burnley are also looking at Wales midfielder Joe Ledley, according to The Sun.

Like Adam, Ledley has only a year left on his deal but Palace are said to value the Wales star at around £4million.

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Stoke City – 23 Jun 12:08

Napoli reject ?25m Prem bid for Gabbiadini ? report

Napoli have turned down Stoke City’s €25million offer for Manolo Gabbiadini, according to reports in Italy.

The 24-year-old frontman only signed for Napoli in January 2015 for €9million euros from Sampdoria, but he has been playing second fiddle to star man Gonzalo Higuain.

The forward, who can play on the right, scored five times in just four starts in Serie A, but the secondary striker often found himself on the bench, making 19 sub appearances.

According to Tuttomercatoweb, Napoli have turned down an from Stoke and are demanding €30million for the player who has been capped by Italy once.

West Ham are also reportedly interested in the forward, but they are currently targeting Milan’s Carlos Bacca and Lyon’s Alexandre Lacazette, but will step up their interest in the Italy man if they fail to acquire one of either Bacca or Lacazette.

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ESPN FC - Stoke City News 22 Jun 12:03

Stoke links to Saido Berahino and Nathan Redmond suggest British focus?

Could Saido Berahino arrive at Stoke this summer? When Tony Pulis was sacked from Stoke in June 2005 the Icelandic owners cited failure to exploit the foreign market as a key factor in their decision to part ways with the Welshman. Fast forward to his latest departure from the Potteries in 2013 and there's little to suggest he took heed of that historical warning with very few of his signings coming from anywhere other than the British Isles during his second spell in charge. While this was never something that was explicitly referenced at that...

Stoke City – 17 Jun 15:18

Man Utd in six-way race for French youth prospect ? report

Manchester United are leading the race to sign Bordeaux’s Adam Ounas, despite heavy interest from other clubs, according to reports in the French media.

The 19-year old is certainly in high demand this summer after a more than stellar season for Ligue 1 club Bordeaux.

French journalist Mohamed Bouhafsi of RMCSport claims that the Bordeuax have ‘six concrete offers’ on the cards for the 19-year-old, one of which is said to be from Manchester United in the region of £8 Million.

Man Utd à la lutte avec 5 clubs dont Naples, Southampton etc pour Ounas. Bordeaux ne veut pas le vendre !

— Mohamed Bouhafsi (@mohamedbouhafsi) June 16, 2016

According to Boufhasi, Stoke City, Southampton, Napoli as well as newly promoted Bundesliga side Red Bull Leipzig are all really interested in bringing the France Under-20 international to their respective clubs.

The French club have endured recent struggles as of late and could only finish 11th last season but despite this Ounas was still able to score five goals and notch two assists in 24 appearances for the club in their last campaign.

Despite the player’s fine form this season questions have been raised about the player’s attitude, especially with his former manager Willy Sagnol.

Sagnol says: “In the youth academy the main problem [with Ounas] was his attitude, how hard he worked and how much he put in.

“He’s been part of the first-team set-up for several weeks now and it’s going well. He listens, his attitude has been excellent.

“If he wants to keep making progress he has to absolutely make sure he keeps this attitude.

Ounas is under contract until 2019 after signing a new deal in December last year.

Since Jose Mourinho’s arrival at Old Trafford, the former Chelsea boss certainly looks to keep revamping his squad after wrapping up the signing of Eric Bailey and the potential transfer of  Zlatan Ibrahimovic after the completion of the Euros.

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ESPN FC - Stoke City News 17 Jun 14:02

Glenn Whelan impresses at Euro 2016 amid questions over Stoke role

Glenn Whelan, right, was imperious as Republic of Ireland drew with Sweden at Euro 2016. When Mark Hughes arrived at Stoke in 2013 eager to put his own stamp on the club, fans could have been be forgiven for thinking that it was a case of out with the old and in with the new. Given the sea change needed to implement his preferred way of playing, though, he soon became aware of the need to transition his side to a less direct and disciplined approach. That meant retaining a number of the old guard to help ease that evolution with the likes of Jon Walters, Peter Crouch and Glenn Whelan...

Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Stoke City | BBC 15 Jun 14:54

Premier League fixtures in full

Find out who your club will be playing, and when, in the top-flight next season.

ESPN FC - Stoke City News 15 Jun 14:00

Stoke City lead race for West Brom striker Saido Berahino - source

ESPN FC's Tommy Smyth believes the time is now for Belgium's Golden Generation to win a major trophy. Stoke City are leading the race to sign West Bromwich Albion striker Saido Berahino, sources close to the club have told ESPN FC. Berahino's future at West Brom has been the subject of speculation for the last 12 months and it will again come under scrutiny during this summer's transfer window. The 22-year-old was involved a bitter transfer wrangle last summer with Tottenham seeing several offers rejected for the forward. West Brom's refusal to agree a deal with Tottenham led to Berahino handing...

ESPN FC - Stoke City News 15 Jun 12:00

Premier League 2016-17 season opens with Arsenal-Liverpool, Hull-Leicester

The highlights of the Premier League fixture list, including the big derbies, managerial debuts and a tasty opening day. Arsenal will host Liverpool on the first weekend of the 2016-17 season in August, while Leicester City will begin their title defence with a trip to Hull City on their return to the top flight. Jose Mourinho's first match as Manchester United manager on the weekend of Aug. 13-14 will be a visit to Bournemouth. Pep Guardiola's competitive debut in charge of Manchester City will be at home against Sunderland. The two coaches, who shared an intense rivalry during their time in Spain when Mourinho...

Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Stoke City | BBC 15 Jun 10:00

Premier League 2016-17 fixtures in full

Leicester start their Premier League title defence at Hull, while Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola meet at Old Trafford on 10 September.

ESPN FC - Stoke City News 12 Jun 13:18

Stoke make offer for Arsenal and Roma target Ramadan Sobhi - sources

Arsenal tried to take Ramadan Sobhi on trial earlier this year. Stoke City have made a bid for highly rated teenager Ramadan Sobhi, sources from Egypt have told ESPN FC. Sobhi, who currently plies his trade for Al Ahly, is regarded as one of the best young talents to emerge from Egypt and his form has alerted a number of clubs in Europe. Arsenal and Italian side Roma have been long-term admirers of Sobhi with Arsenal failing in a bid to take the 18-year-old on trial earlier this year. Sobhi broke into the Egyptian national team at the age of 17 and to date has...

Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Stoke City | BBC 8 Jun 13:43

Stoke are making 'progress' - Delap

Former Stoke City defender Rory Delap says another top-10 finish is proof of the current squad's development.

Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Stoke City | BBC 23 May 17:39

Stoke must wait on Arnautovic - Scholes

Stoke City still hope that top scorer Marko Arnautovic will sign the new deal he has been offered by the club.

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