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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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Jack Butland also looks set to stay with the Potters. Deals: Stoke are hoping to keep Ryan Shawcross (left) but may enter the market for an attacking player. Liverpool winger Oussama Assaidi is the player Mark Hughes wants to sign as cover for Odemwingie, who suffered the potentially

"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 issue Gunners with Jack Butland warning .
Arsenal have received a ‘hands-off’ warning from Stoke City regarding in-demand goalkeeper Jack Butland, the Stoke Sentinal reports. The English goalkeeper has played very well for the Potters this season, despite only playing five games, after fracturing his ankle on international duty in Germany back in March 2016. The injury hindered his progress and availability, however, he returned for the final few games of 2016/17 campaign, and put in some gutsy performances, most noticeably against Southampton on the final day, where he kept Stoke in the game and helped them pull off a 1-0 victory with a string of fine saves. The Gunners reportedly want to sign Butland, with the aim of the England international being the club’s long-term replacement for 35-year-old veteran goalkeeper Petr Cech. However, Stoke have no plans to sell the 24-year-old, with Potters manager Mark Hughes seeing him as a key player, despite Lee Grant’s impressive performances this season. With game-time certainly secure at the Bet365 Stadium, and a World Cup on the horizon, Butland will know that his chances of making that squad will strengthen if he remains a Stoke player, and if the Potters do retain him for another season, they could reap financial rewards next summer, when Butlands price-tag could potentially skyrocket if he avoids any further serious injuries.

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