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Sport Stoke want Shawcross to stay

16:00  19 june  2017
16:00  19 june  2017 Source:   skysports.com

Stoke name fee for sought after midfielder

  Stoke name fee for sought after midfielder According to the Stoke Sentinel, Stoke City have named their price for sought-after midfielder Glen Whelan. The Ireland international, who has over 80 caps to his name, has widely been linked with a move to Villa Park in recent weeks, as they look to strengthen their squad this summer in a bid to achieve promotion back to the Premier League. Villa have already offered Stoke 500k for the experienced midfielder, but it was quickly turned down. Now it is understood that the Potters want at least double that figure, but Aston Villa are yet to come in with an improved offer. Whelan is more than likely going to leave the Britannia Stadium this summer after the recent arrival of fellow veteran Darren Fletcher from West Brom. The 33-year-old has played nearly 350 games for Stoke since joining the club back in 2008, and he played over 150 times for Sheffield Wednesday in League One and the Championship before that. Villa already have a number of central midfielders at the club, such as Gardner, Lansbury, Jedinak, Hourihane, and Tshibola, so it remains to be seen whether they will be willing to spend 1m on Whelan. However, if they do, he will bring some much needed experience to Villa Park.

I want to stay because of Pulis: Loyal Shawcross set to pledge future to Stoke . In an age when loyalty in football is the supposed to be the sole preserve of the supporter, Stoke City’s Ryan Shawcross appears to be a throwback to a bygone era.

City captain happy at stoke and calls transfer news, just paper talk. He also speaks about his most memorable times as a Stoke player.

Stoke chief executive Tony Scholes is hoping to secure captain Ryan Shawcross to a new long-term contract.

The defender, who joined Stoke from Manchester United in 2008, has one year remaining on his current contract and is yet to agree fresh terms on a new deal at the bet365 Stadium.

Scholes revealed talks with Shawcross remain on-going and is optimistic the 29-year-old will remain at the club for years to come.

"When you've got important players, you want to do something sooner rather than later," Scholes told The Sentinel.

Butland would command greater fee than Pickford - Stoke

  Butland would command greater fee than Pickford - Stoke Stoke City have no intention of selling Jack Butland but should they be tempted they would only accept offers over £30million.Jack Butland would command a transfer fee in excess of the £30million Everton paid for Jordan Pickford, according to Stoke City chief executive Tony Scholes.

Ryan Shawcross hopes to stay at Stoke but admits the decision on a new contract is in the club's hands. If they want to make it longer then I'll be delighted. "I've had a great time so far and I want that to continue. But there's got to be a contract there to me sign."

Ryan Shawcross has claimed that Sir Alex Ferguson wanted him to stay at Manchester United. The 28-year-old came thorough United's youth system but opted to quit Old Trafford and join Stoke City for regular first-team football.

"But that is a very simple statement about what can be a very complicated and long process.

"There's always talks. People talk about 'have talks started?' We've been in contact.

"He's been a great player for the club, he's been here a number of years now, been a huge part of what the club has achieved over the years and we hope that will remain the case for many years to come."

Scholes is also optimistic about sealing a deal to sign defender Bruno Martins Indi on a permanent basis.

The Netherlands international joined the Potters on a season-long loan from Porto last August and quickly established himself as a first-team regular.

Martins Indi, 25, made 37 appearances in all competitions for Stoke, scoring once.

"Once you start introducing other parties into it, you have to take into account those other parties' position as well," Scholes said.

"So it's not just us, Bruno and Bruno's agent, there's the other club as well.

"Everything has to fall into place before a deal is done but (we are) absolutely hopeful. Bruno has been a good player for us - but we will have to see."

Stoke join race to sign Newcastle target .
Stoke City have joined newly-promoted Newcastle in the race to sign Inter Milan defender Jeison Murillo, according to the Daily Mail. The 25-year-old has also attracted interest from Everton, as his future at the San Siro seems bleaker, with Inter willing to sell as they look to comply with Financial Fair Play regulations. With Stoke yet to have sorted skipper Ryan Shawcross with a new deal, Murillo has arisen as a potential replacement for Shawcross, and also an option to tighten up Mark Hughes’ leaky defence. Inter Milan are said to be willing to sell Murillo for around £15 million, with Newcastle hoping to lure the Colombian to the North-East, where Rafa Benitez’s transfer business is not quite going to plan. Having failed with previous targets, the Spaniard will give all he can to sign Murillo, after former defensive target Ruben Semedo opted for La Liga outfit Villarreal over a move to the Magpies. Murillo has played 69 times during his two year stint at the San Siro, and has had plenty of experience on the European stage.

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