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Goalkeeper Given released by Stoke

Former Republic of Ireland goalkeeper Shay Given is released by Stoke City, having made just five league appearances this season.

Stoke City – teamtalk.com 26 May 12:00

Paper Talk: Mourinho wants quartet in 300m spending spree

Manchester United have “cleared a significant hurdle” in their pursuit of Antoine Griezmann, while Arsenal have made Alexis Sanchez a huge contract offer, all in today’s papers. 

 

GRIEZMANN ‘HURDLE CLEARED’

The fact that Manchester United’s players are now commenting about Atletico Madrid striker Antoine Griezmann seems to be a far bigger indicator than the Daily Mirror’s latest “news”.

The tabloid have this morning claimed that United are ready to activate Griezmann’s £86million release clause at Atletico, and ‘yes’ we have read this several times before.

In March the Manchester Evening News said a deal was done, while the player’s representative Eric Olhats said a concrete approach had been made by a United in April.

Today’s report claims United “have cleared a significant hurdle” by winning the Europa League and qualifying for the Champions League.

And that appears to be the crux of the article.

More significantly though some of United’s players have started to talk about Griezmann.

“Griezmann is a brilliant player, a phenomenon,” said Ander Herrera. “He’s a star and all the teams in the world would want him. However, Griezmann is still an Atletico Madrid player and I respect Atletico and their fans.

“I’ve said it in the past, after Cristiano Ronaldo and Messi, he is in that group of those that can become their possible successors.”

And Juan Mata was encouraged by Griezmann suggesting moving to United was a “six out of 10” chance.

“When I was at school, a six out of 10 was considered OK — I would take that,” said Mata “Griezmann is a great player and I like great players. He has quality, he gets goals.

“I don’t know him, but he seems like a good person. I don’t know what will happen, but of course I like him.”

The article also named Romelu Lukaku, Eric Dier, Tiemoue Bakayoko, and Michael Keane as United;s summer targets.

 

PAPER TALK ITALIA: Kessie saga sorted; City, United battle for Monaco man

SANCHEZ OFFERED HUGE DEAL

Arsenal have made another offer to Alexis Sanchez in a bid to keep him away from Bayern Munich, according to a report.

The Daily Mail believes the Gunners have offered Sanchez £270,000 a week, just £30,000 away from the £300,000 the Chile forward is believed to be wanting.

The deal which is loaded with incentives is aimed at keeping Bayern at arm’s length, but the Germans, along with
Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain are interested.

Sanchez is outo of contract next summer and has so far refused to sign an extension and more talks are planned after the FA Cup final on Saturday.

Speculation has already heightened this week after the Chile FA accidentally listed him as a Bayern player in their Confederations Cup squad list.

 

AND THE REST

Jose Mourinho has handed Ed Woodward a list of four players – Antoine Griezmann, Romelu Lukaku, Andrea Belotti and Michael Keane – to sign in a £300m spending spree. (Daily Mail)

Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata, a target for Manchester United and Chelsea, is close to agreeing a £52m move to AC Milan. (La Gazzetta dello Sport)

PSG midfielder Blaise Matuidi is on Jose Mourinho’s radar. (Le10sport)

Liverpool will have to pay up to £60m if they are to sign RB Leipzig’s 22-year-old midfielder Naby Keita. (Times)

United are confident of signing Griezmann by the end of June and have already agreed a “hugely persuasive” financial package with the 26-year-old’s representatives. (Independent)

Stoke forward Marko Arnautovic is a £15m transfer target for AC Milan and Paris St-Germain. (Sun)

West Ham are hoping to sign Manchester City’s 20-year-old Nigerian striker Kelechi Iheanacho. (Sun)

Former England boss Fabio Capello says Man United are “not an exciting team” and need more than just France international Griezmann. (Daily Star)

Marco Silva is expected to replace Sam Allardyce as Crystal Palace manager after leaving Hull City. (London Evening Standard)

Chris Coleman has dismissed rumours linking him with the vacant Palace job and says he wants to remain with Wales until the 2018 World Cup. (ITV)

Juventus are preparing an offer for 23-year-old Monaco and Brazil midfielder Fabinho, a target for Manchester United and Manchester City. (Calciomercato)

West Brom will have to pay £35m if they want to sign Watford striker Troy Deeney, 28, this summer. (Birmingham Mail)

Wayne Rooney has at least two £50m offers from China to consider as his Manchester United career draws to a close, but has his heart set on a return to former club Everton. (Daily Mail)

Diego Costa will cost Tianjin Quanjian a world-record £152m if his move to China goes ahead this summer. (Daily Mail)

West Ham are hoping Pablo Zabaleta can help lure Kelechi Iheanacho to the club for £25m. (The Sun)

Leicester City and Everton are also considering moves for Deeney. (Daily Mail)

Manchester United will not sell Spain midfielder Ander Herrera, 27, to Barcelona. (Independent)

Liverpool have no plans to sign Porto goalkeeper Iker Casillas, 36, on a free transfer this summer. (Liverpool Echo)

West Brom face competition from Newcastle United for the signing of Sporting Lisbon’s Portugal midfielder William Carvalho, 25. (Birmingham Mail)

Watford want to make 24-year-old Genk and Gambia defender Omar Colley their first summer signing. (Watford Observer)

Everton could sign defender Cuco Martina, 27, on a free transfer after he was released by Southampton. (Liverpool Echo)

Swansea City striker Fernando Llorente, 32, says he held talks with Chelsea manager Antonio Conte in January, but would now be open to a return to Spain. (Cadena Ser, via Metro)

Brighton hope to beat Newcastle to the loan signing of 19-year-old Tammy Abraham after both clubs were given permission to speak to the Chelsea striker.(Telegraph)

Timmy Abraham, the 15-year-old brother of Tammy, has joined Fulham from Charlton Athletic. (Bristol Post)

Former club captain Nigel Pearson is expected to get the Middlesbrough job, but Garry Monk is also a candidate after resigning from Leeds United. (Middlesbrough Gazette)

Former Middlesbrough manager Aitor Karanka is the favourite to replace Monk at Elland Road. (Telegraph)

Derby want to sign Burnley winger George Boyd on a free transfer, with the 31-year-old Scotland international yet to agree a new deal with the Clarets. (Daily Mirror)

 

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ESPN FC - Stoke City News 26 May 10:44

U.S. international Geoff Cameron signs new Stoke contract until 2020

Geoff Cameron is now contracted to Stoke until 2020. Stoke City have announced that U.S. international Geoff Cameron has signed a contract extension with the Premier League club. Cameron, 31, had a year remaining on his existing terms but has prolonged his deal until 2020. BREAKING! ��⚪️ @GeoffCameron has agreed a two-year extension at #SCFC, keeping him at the bet365 Stadium until the summer of 2020. pic.twitter.com/2lTe4kbCAN - Stoke City FC (@stokecity) May 26, 2017 Peter Crouch made good on a pre-match bet with a Stoke supporter after the Potters' 1-0 win at Southampton. The defender has been at Stoke since joining the...

Stoke City – teamtalk.com 25 May 13:22

Rooney?s England career looks over after Southgate snub

Wayne Rooney’s England career moved a step closer to the end after the former captain was left out of Gareth Southgate’s squad to face Scotland and France next month.

Rooney made a brief cameo in Manchester United’s Europa League final win over Ajax in Stockholm on Wednesday night, but was brought back down to earth with the news he has not been included in a 25-man party that will contest a World Cup qualifier in Hampden on June 10, followed by a Paris friendly three days later.

The door is not closed on an international return for the 31-year-old, who had hoped to end his Three Lions career by leading his country in Russia next summer, but Southgate has placed him firmly behind Marcus Rashford, Jermain Defoe, Harry Kane and Jamie Vardy in the pecking order.

Elsewhere in the squad, there is a recall for goalkeeper Jack Butland, back after a year of injury trauma dating back to his previous England appearance in Germany, a first call-up for Tottenham’s Kieran Trippier and nods for Middlesbrough’s Ben Gibson and West Ham’s Aaron Cresswell.

It is now hard to see a way back for Rooney, who is England’s record goalscorer with 53 as well as being the most capped outfield player with 119 appearances.

He has been quietly shunted down the Old Trafford pecking order this season and even a late-season return to the first team picture, a result of injuries and fixture congestion at United more than a compelling upturn in form, has not persuaded Southgate.

Instead he has placed his faith in 19-year-old Rashford, who started for United against Ajax, and will not now link up with the Under-21s for this summer’s European Championship.

Kane’s return also marks the first time Southgate has been able to select the Premier League golden boot winner, who has missed all six of the manager’s matches through injury.

Full England squad to face Scotland and France:

Jack Butland (Stoke), Fraser Forster (Southampton), Joe Hart (Torino, on loan from Man City), Tom Heaton (Burnley); Ryan Bertrand (Southampton), Gary Cahill (Chelsea), Nathaniel Clyne (Liverpool), Aaron Cresswell (West Ham), Ben Gibson (Middlesbrough), Phil Jones (Man Utd), Chris Smalling (Man Utd), John Stones (Man City), Kieran Trippier (Tottenham), Kyle Walker (Tottenham); Dele Alli (Tottenham), Eric Dier (Tottenham), Adam Lallana (Liverpool), Jesse Lingard (Man Utd), Jake Livermore (West Brom), Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (Arsenal), Raheem Sterling (Man City); Jermain Defoe (Sunderland), Harry Kane (Tottenham), Marcus Rashford (Man Utd), Jamie Vardy (Leicester).

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Stoke City – teamtalk.com 25 May 12:34

No excuses for Man United now ahead of transfer window

Our readers react to Manchester United’s Europa League success, Arsenal fans bemoan their lot in life, and Harry Kane is issued a challenge.

Get involved in the debate here.

Kane needs to do it on biggest stage

Over 70 goals in around 90 games speaks for itself. He does need to show it next year in the CL and hopefully for England. I truly think though he is world class at this point, and could be considered in the top ten strikers in the world.

SeanT

Man Utd can be proud of season

Job done. A highly professional performance when I was expecting it would be much closer and tenser. Well done to the team on being so level headed and almost android in performance today.

When we started the season, there were 5 pieces of silverware available to us and we bagged 3. Winning this game was imperative for us having thrown the league.

In the end, I am disappointed in the general quality of play we have shown in the penalty box this season but I think we can walk away somewhat satisfied with our results.

Hatters

Very professional job that. Would certainly not have impressed the football snobs but a job well done nonetheless and a second trophy in the bag. It’s a good foundation to build on now and Mourinho will be relatively pleased with his debut season despite the football not being great the past few weeks.

It’s far from an elite trophy but a much more satisfying way to get into the CL, in my opinion, than top 4 in the league. Nobody remembers coming 2nd, 3rd or 4th but you never forget winning a trophy.

 

number_seven

Would rather come 6th and win a trophy and get cl then finish 2nd,3rd or 4th mate. Last night was all about winning, who cares how you play in a final once you win. Jose wins these games all day long

Big win for Utd and caps off a very good 1st season for Jose and Utd

Sean the sailor

Meanwhile, the Manchester City response…

Not one to talk about those outside the city limits, but if you won the Europa league, a definitive second level competition. Would you not just shake hands,salute the fans who travelled, and say – there’s more to come boys! rather than parade it like you’d achieved something at that point? Happy to debate any visiting Man Utd fans on the subject..

mcfc-psychology

No excuses for Man Utd now this summer!

What a solid performance. Smalling and Blind had a very confident game. Smalling actually won most, if not all, his aerial duels (I think he’s made a case to Jose). Valencia and Darmian were class. Fellaini was unplayable and Herrera, my man of the match and season, broke up everything good Ajax could have produced. Rashford ran the channels all night long. Mkhi and Mata played well.

So proud of Manchester United and Jose Mourinho.

Now, we have no excuses for next season. Champions League proper means we can definitely sign the best players available. No need to sell the dream of a good future. The future is here…in less than 3 months!

Ed, go and sign Jose’s primary targets and lets go and get our trophies back next season!!!

Imzino

‘The Longer Wenger Stays The Worse It Will Get’

We have an inept manager who doesn’t know if he will be there next season (so he says). We have a poor side who don’t seem to care if we win or lose half of the time. We have overpaid over indulged players who only think about money and their next contract. We have a poor defence with half of them injured. We have a BofD who are living in cloud cuckoo land. WE have a majority shareholder who is so hands off he might as well not exists. He contributes nothing and is happy for a bunch of Old Duffers and an egotistical fool to run or rather ruin the club. Ive said it before and I’ll say it again. ‘The Longer Wenger Stays The Worse It Will Get’.

The Oracle

Arsenal won’t replicate Man Utd Europa success

So I hear a lot of Arsenal fans saying that if we take the Europa league Seriously we’ll win it now that we are in it.How arrogant is that?First of all I just wanted to say that winning the Europa league is much tougher than people think.It will be a good achievement if we do win it since it’s a direct route into the CL and honestly it’s the closest we can come to winning a trophy in europe. Make no mistake about it though,it is not for elite clubs.The fact that you’re in the europa league proves you’re not an elite quality wise at least in that period.

There’s no doubt about it, we should have a strong enough squad to compete on all fronts.But our club’s decline has already started.We have been the only failure in the PL.All of chelsea,man city,Liveprool,Spurs,Man united have far far far better managers than we do and all of them have changed to that in recent years and now they’ve all qualified for the CL and we haven’t.This is not a joke, it’s about damage limitation now.Both the board and wenger have to leave to see any shot at success from next season onwards.

In my personal opinion, we still won’t win the Europa league.In fact it’s almost impossible considering the condition of our club.I expect better teams to be in it next season than they were in this one.We have a poor mentality to go all the way and somewhere along the lines we’ll falter. Such is the state of this club.

thespecialone

Lallana vulnerable in Liverpool summer reshuffle

Adam Lallana: Set for a month on the sidelines

It all depends on whether Klopp gets his first choice targets, if he does as I said I wouldn’t be surprised at all to see Lallana (for example) on the bench. He can still come on and contribute or start where required but the important thing is that some of these guys won’t be regular starters as we have no other quality options.

Bob-Notts

Milner the man Liverpool fans want

I’d suggest that Milner can cross better with his bad foot than most of the team can do with their good one. Whatever about anything else that’s been said here, let’s not forget Milners salary. WE all want him in the team, even if we disagree about what role we want him in but I think his high wages may dictate whether or not he moves on this summer.

MrMakaveli

‘I would never trade Klopp for Mourinho’

hopefully we get into champions league playing the exciting football we can… I would never trade Jose for Klopp and their playing styles, Klopp could probably be more pragmatic at times but I am thankful that we have a manager that actually loves and is passionate about the game instead of being obsessed with winning.

nocturnal_red

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Stoke City – teamtalk.com 25 May 09:31

Paper Talk: Chelsea superstar may stay; Toon want Carvalho

Real Madrid have reportedly cooled their interest in signing a Chelsea attacker, while Newcastle have joined the race for a Sporting Lisbon midfielder, according to Thursday’s newspapers.
 

REAL COOL INTEREST IN CHELSEA PLAYMAKER

Real Madrid are ready to cool their interest in Chelsea playmaker Eden Hazard, despite continued rumours that they will sign the Belgium star this summer.

The Spanish champions have reportedly turned their attentions to younger targets as they plan for the future, according to Spanish news outlet El Bernabeu.

While Hazard isn’t exactly a veteran, at just 26, Real’s top target is now believed to be Monaco’s star forward Kylian Mbappe, 18.

Real are also said to be concerned that Hazard’s arrival could hinder the development of one of their brightest young stars in 21-year-old Marco Asensio.

TOON JOIN RACE TO SIGN SPORTING MIDFIELDER

Newcastle have reportedly joined the hunt for Sporting Lisbon sensation William Carvalho.

Following their return to the Premier League, at the first time of asking, Newcastle boss Rafael Benitez is looking to add proven quality to his squad and a raid for Carvalho is said to be on the cards.

The 25-year-old has played more than 100 games for Sporting and has also been capped 31 times by Portugal.

The midfielder is said to have a £39m release clause in his contract but Sporting are unlikely to demand that much, according to O Jogo.

The Daily Star also reports that Man City and Arsenal are keen on the player, with City seeing him as an ideal long-term replacement for Yaya Toure.

AND THE REST

Everton accept they have reached the end of the line in contract talks with Ross Barkley and will reluctantly consider offers for the midfielder (Daily Mirror)

Juventus have reportedly joined Manchester United in the race for midfielder Renato Sanches (The Sun)

Manchester United are willing to activate Antoine Griezmann’s 100m escape clause – around £86m – to strengthen their attack (Daily Mirror)

Crystal Palace are plotting to hijack Porto’s move for ex-Hull boss Marco Silva (Daily Mail)

Burnley will risk losing Michael Keane on a free transfer after next season if they do not receive a big enough bid for his services this summer (Daily Mirror)

Crystal Palace will be entitled to £2m compensation from Sam Allardyce’s next club if he takes another management job inside two years (The Times)

Chile accidentally listed Alexis Sanchez as a Bayern Munich player during their latest squad announcement as speculation continues to grow over Arsenal future (The Sun)

Luke Shaw expects to learn if he has a future at Manchester United after their Europa League final win (Daily Mirror)

Wembley’s security has worryingly been described as a ‘shambles’ by a senior insider just two days before the stadium hosts the FA Cup final (Daily Mail)

Burnley boss Sean Dyche is on Crystal Palace’s managerial shortlist to replace Sam Allardyce after his dramatic resignation on Tuesday (Daily Mirror)

Steve Cotterill is in the running for the Sunderland job (Daily Mirror)


Everton manager Ronald Koeman will attempt to add some creativity to his squad this summer (Daily Mail)

Arsenal youngster Gedion Zelalem is facing up to nine months on the sidelines after rupturing his cruciate ligament in his knee while on international duty with USA at the U20 World Cup (The Sun)

Everton are preparing another bid for QPR’s Josh Bowler after their first offer of £3m was rejected (Daily Star)

Felix Gotze, brother of Borussia Dortmund star Mario, has been handed his first professional contract by Bayern Munich (The Sun)

Goalkeeper Willy Caballero has been offered a new deal by Manchester City (The Sun)

Steve McClaren has snubbed a shock return to management with Wigan (The Sun)

Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes is on the shortlist to replace David Moyes at Sunderland (Daily Mail)

Crystal Palace want to speak to Fulham boss Slavisa Jokanovic about becoming their new manager (The Sun)

Aston Villa owner Dr Tony Xia will be back to work next week despite having heart surgery on Monday (The Sun)

Inter Milan are resigned to defeat in their ambitious bid to prise Antonio Conte from Chelsea (Daily Mail)

Paris Saint-Germain have joined the queue of clubs targeting Gael Clichy, who will leave Manchester City when his contract expires next month (The Telegraph)

Barcelona are ready to appoint Atletico Bilbao boss Ernesto Valverde as their new manager following Luis Enrique’s exit (Daily Star)

Daniel Sturridge is out of England’s squad and faces a fight to be ready for pre-season as he prepares for treatment to cure a long-standing hip problem (Daily Mail)

Nuno Espirito Santo, the outgoing manager of Porto, has emerged as the latest candidate to replace Paul Lambert at Wolves (The Times)

Kelechi Iheanacho fully expects to stay at Manchester City this summer despite the mounting speculation over his future (Daily Star)

Jack Butland will be recalled by Gareth Southgate today when the England manager names his squad for games against Scotland and France (The Times)

Roy Hodgson would be interested in speaking to Crystal Palace if he is approached over the manager’s job following Sam Allardyce’s decision to quit and retire from football (The Telegraph)

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Stoke City – teamtalk.com 23 May 15:26

Paper Talk: Man Utd to sell 25m defender; Batshuayi?s triple link

Manchester United are ready to cash in on a defensive stalwart, while Newcastle are plotting a bid on Chelsea for one of their recent headline-makers, according to Tuesday’s papers.

 

MANCHESTER UNITED READY TO SELL CHRIS SMALLING

Jose Mourinho is set to axe England star Chris Smalling from Manchester United this summer, according to a report.

The centre-half is expected to be made available by Mourinho this summer with the club ready to do business with any side who offers £25million for the centre-half.

ESPN claims Smalling will be the player to make way this summer after Mourinho decided Phil Jones was ahead of him in the pecking order. The duo are both battling to partner Eric Bailly in the heart of defence for the Europa League final and it’s claimed Jones is set to get the nod, both tomorrow night and in the long term.

It’s further suggested that Mourinho now regards the 27-year-old as having fallen behind Jones, Bailly and the injured Marcos Rojo in the pecking order at centre-half.

The likes of Arsenal and Tottenham are both likely to be keen on signing the player, while he could yet become an ambitious target for Newcastle.

Smalling, who has made 35 appearances for the club this season, has twice been the subject of public criticism by Mourinho, though the player was keen to stress the strength of his relationship with the United boss when questioned about it earlier this month.

 

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NEWCASTLE AND WEST HAM PLOT RAID FOR CHELSEA STRIKER BATSHUAYI

Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez will make a bid to land Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi on loan, according to various reports.

The Daily Mirror claims the Toon boss wants to take the French striker on a season-long deal after a frustrating campaign for the player at Stamford Bridge.

Batshuayi was largely unused by Blues boss Antonio Conte during the campaign, though the striker made a name for himself with four goals in the club’s final three games – including the crucial winner at West Brom which confirmed Chelsea as champions.

However, it’s claimed Newcastle will face competition from Monaco and West Ham for the striker.

Furthermore, it’s claimed that while Conte doesn’t want to sell Batshuayi, he will consider a loan deal to allow the striker to further develop his game in the Premier League.

 

AND THE REST

Tottenham right-back Kyle Walker, 26, is wanted by Chelsea and Bayern Munich, who have joined Manchester City in the race to sign the England defender (The Sun)

Everton have agreed a £25m deal with Swansea for midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson, 27, but the Iceland player wants more than £120,000 a week to sign (Daily Mirror)

West Ham’s Manuel Lanzini is a shock target for champions Chelsea (The Sun)

Manchester United have made an offer that “cannot be refused” for Monaco’s 22-year-old midfielder Bernardo Silva (Daily Express)

Gael Clichy has said he will leave Manchester City next month. The former Arsenal and France left-back, 31, has been with the club for six years

Chelsea will begin negotiations this week with Monaco over France midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko, 22 (Daily Mail)

Atletico Madrid are monitoring Chelsea striker Diego Costa, despite the 28-year-old being heavily linked with a move to Chinese Super League side Tianjin Quanjian (Daily Telegraph)

Diego Maradona claims Roma legend Francesco Totti is the best player he has ever seen (The Sun)

Manchester United have been given hope of signing Renato Sanches and Douglas Costa after both players endured a tough season at Bayern Munich

Middlesbrough defender Ben Gibson could preserve his Premier League status with a move to either Leicester City or West Brom (The Sun)

Bournemouth expect to complete the free transfer signing of Jermain Defoe this week

Philippe Coutinho has told worried Liverpool fans he sees his long-term future at the club, amid persistent reports of Barcelona interest

Ross Barkley is ready to leave Everton after failing to meet the club’s deadline for clarifying his future (Daily Mirror)

Everton, meanwhile, are set to lose out to Atletico Madrid in their bid to sign Malaga forward Sandro Ramirez, 21 (The Independent)

Leicester are preparing to battle it out with Crystal Palace for Belgian side Anderlecht’s Senegal international defender Kara Mbodji (Daily Mirror)

The Foxes are also trying to snap up centre-back Harry Maguire on the cheap from relegated Hull, as he only has 12 months left on his contract (Daily Mirror)

Manchester United are interested in signing central defenders Marquinhos and Raphael Varane this summer.

Manchester United have made a bid to sign Monaco star Bernardo Silva (Daily Express)

Chelsea will prioritise trying to sign Romelu Lukaku from Everton in the summer (Daily Express)

Southampton do not expect a final decision on Claude Puel’s future until later this week but Marco Silva does not feature on their current list of possible successors (Daily Telegraph)

Liverpool will embark on a record-breaking £100m transfer spree to build on their top-four finish (Daily Telegraph)

Sam Allardyce will hold crunch talks with Crystal Palace this week seeking certain assurances before he commits his future to the club (Daily Mail)

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has flown to Abu Dhabi for end-of-season talks with Khaldoon Al Mubarak.
David Moyes will have a say on Sunderland’s next manager following his resignation from the club (Daily Mail)

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ESPN FC - Stoke City News 22 May 11:00

Stoke need reinforcements virtually everywhere after miserable campaign

Janusz Michallik and Alexis Nunes take a long look at how the Premier League top 6 shaped out this season. Mark Hughes and Stoke City had virtually nothing to celebrate this season. A disappointing season, which picked up where the previous one ended, completed 18 months of misery under an increasingly floundering Mark Hughes. Rating out of 10: 2 Highlight Sadly, there has been very little to celebrate this season, making it nigh on impossible to pick even a solitary highlight from it. The manager himself was asked the same question, and his response was to champion draws against Manchester United and Manchester City, which gives a telling indication of just how underwhelming...

ESPN FC - Stoke City News 21 May 21:40

Southampton 0-1 Stoke: Crouch stands tall

Peter Crouch's towering header won Stoke City all three points as Southampton's barren home run continued.

ESPN FC - Stoke City News 21 May 21:08

Crouch secures three points for Stoke vs. Saints as Butland performs heroics

Peter Crouch's towering header won Stoke City all three points as Southampton's barren home run continued. Peter Crouch's towering header won Stoke City all three points as Southampton's barren home run continued. Peter Crouch made good on a pre-match bet with a Stoke supporter after the Potters' 1-0 win at Southampton. Stoke edged a nervous final-day encounter as they beat Southampton 1-0 in a game that neither side looked like winning until Peter Crouch rose to secure three points. The Potters started poorly in an unfamiliar 3-4-3 formation that caused them all manner of problems, gifting space and time to the opposition to send the ball into their penalty area virtually unopposed. Stoke somehow managed to hang on until the break and reemerged for the second half back in Mark Hughes' tried-and-trusted shape of...

Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Stoke City | BBC 21 May 19:50

Lawro's final-day predictions v rock band Royal Blood

BBC football expert Mark Lawrenson takes on rock band Royal Blood in his predictions for the final day of the Premier League season.

Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Stoke City | BBC 21 May 18:55

Southampton 0-1 Stoke City

Southampton end the season without a win in five home matches as Stoke record a first away win since January.

ESPN FC - Stoke City News 21 May 18:26

WATCH: Crouch shares snorkel and mask with Stoke fan

Peter Crouch made good on a pre-match bet with a Stoke supporter after the Potters' 1-0 win at Southampton.

Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Stoke City | BBC 14 May 19:22

Lawro's predictions v Andy Murray

BBC football expert Mark Lawrenson takes on tennis world number one Andy Murray in this week's Premier League predictions.

Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Stoke City | BBC 13 May 21:01

Stoke City 1-4 Arsenal

Champions League-chasing Arsenal move within a point of fourth-placed Liverpool with a comfortable Premier League victory over Stoke.

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