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Stoke want Shawcross to stay . Stoke City are determined to keep captain Ryan Shawcross despite reported interest from Manchester United, Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur.

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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.

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"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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