Stoke City Transfer News, Rumours

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Stoke Winners in Striker Swap

February 4, 2014

Cardiff and Stoke have swapped strikers in a move which sees Peter Odemwingie leave the Welsh club to be replaced by Potters’ striker Kenwyne Jones.

Neither forward has been particularly impressive in recent seasons; Odemwingie has managed 2 goals in 17 appearances for Cardiff in his short time there, whilst Jones averages just over a goal every five games in a Stoke career made up of over 100 appearances.

Whilst Jones has never really fired, Odemwingie played a part in turning his previous club, mid-table West Brom, from a ‘yo-yo’ club to one of the Premier League’s more stable sides. However, he betrayed the Baggies when trying to force through a move to QPR, embarrassingly turning up in West London even though a move.was never fully agreed.

Despite this, the Nigerian has proven he can score goals in the top flight and provides Mark Hughes’ side with another attacking option. Cardiff, comparably, need such a forward, making the purchase of Jones and confusing and somewhat unnecessary one.

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Stoke set for double deadline day swoop

January 31, 2013

Premier League Stoke are set to complete a double swoop on transfer deadline day. The Potters are about to complete the £2.5million signing of USA international Brek Shea from Dallas, after the midfielder was granted a work permit.

Tony Pulis’ men are also set to complete the £5million signing of Birmingham and England keeper Jack Butland. The 19 year-old star is believed to have turned down the chance to join European champions Chelsea, in favour of first team football at the Britannia Stadium.

However, the youngster will stay with the Blues until the end of the season. Butland will have to dislodge current number one Asmir Begovic, who has been heavily linked with a move to league leaders Manchester United.

The Bosnian has stated that he doesn’t believe that he will be leaving the club before tonight’s deadline. If the former-Portsmouth ace does leave in the summer then Butland could prove the ideal replacement.

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Jerome linked with a move to Championship

November 9, 2012

Stoke City striker Cameron Jerome is being linked with a loan move to the Championship. The striker has fallen down the pecking order since the arrival of Michael Owen. He was already behind the likes of Kenwyne Jones, Peter Crouch and Jonathan Walters before Owen’s arrival.

Jerome nearly joined Championship side Blackburn last week, but the deal fell through at the last minute. A host of second tier clubs are now chasing the former-Birmingham frontman. Wolves, Bolton and Leeds are believed to be interested in signing the striker on a temporary deal.

It appears that Leeds are now favourites to sign the striker. All the interested clubs wanted to sign Jerome in time for this weekend’s fixtures. However, it now looks unlikely that a deal will done before the weekend’s games.

Jerome enjoyed his best goal scoring seasons while in the Championship with Birmingham and he will be hoping to rediscover his best form in the second tier.

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Stoke make bid for Liverpool midfielder

August 30, 2012

Stoke City have reportedly placed a bid around the £5m for Liverpool midfielder Charlie Adam. The Scottish medio, who was signed by the Reds from Blackpool last season, doesn’t feature in Brendan Rodgers’ first team plans and has been told to look elsewhere if he wants regular first team football under his belt.

Adam was signed by previous Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish and won the Carling Cup with them, but like fellow Dalglish signings Andy Carroll and Stewart Downing, he hasn’t exactly been able to fit into Rodgers’ vision for the Reds.

Stoke have drawn their first two Premier League games and manager Tony Pulis wants to strengthen his squad before the close of the transfer window.

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Championship clubs to fight it out for Stoke’s Collins

September 7, 2011

Ipswich Town and Nottingham Forest are set to go head to head for the signature of Stoke City’s Danny Collins. The Welsh defender has been left out of Stoke’s 25 man Premier League squad and has been given the go ahead by Tony Pulis to get some first team football under his belt.

Despite the transfer window closing on August 31, Football League clubs are eligible to take players on emergency loans for a period of 93 days ( three months)

Which one of Forest or Ipswich lands Collins might well depend on which club is prepared to stump up the defenders £25,000-a-week wages. At this moment, Forest look the favourites, with Steve McClaren looking to bolster his defence at the City Ground.

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Stoke wait on Dann transfer

July 3, 2011

Stoke City are awaiting news on a potential transfer for Scott Dann after making an offer for the defender to Birmingham City. Potters manager Tony Pulis made the admission to the media and said that he was awaiting a response from the Blues, who were relegated to the Championship despite winning the Carling Cup last season.

While Birmingham have made no secret of the fact that they would like to keep Dann on their books, their relegation last season and interest from several other Premier League clubs means that they will have to let go of Dann at some point of time this summer.

Pulis has also said that he was interested in Dann’s Birmingham team mate, forward Cameron Jerome, but added that he was not looking to raid Birmingham because of their relegation.

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Changes imminent at Stoke City

January 12, 2011

Stoke boss Tony Pulis has a host of changes lined up for his squad in the January transfer window. Pulis is expected to make a £4 million bid for West Ham midfielder Mark Noble. Noble has been an important player in Avram Grant’s plans but Pulis believes that a sustained offer could tempt the Hammers to part with the 23-year old Englishman. Since making his debut for the Hammers in 2004, Noble has played 129 times for them and has scored on twelve occasions. Pulis is also keen on getting Carlton Cole to the Britannia Stadium, but could be mauled in a bidding war with other Premier League teams.

On the other hand, Glenn Whelan and Abdoulaye Faye look set to move away from Stoke City. Whelan has made just three starts for the Potters in the current season, while the 33-year old Faye has been demoted in preference for Huth and Shawcross. Wolves, West Brom and Newcastle have all been keeping tabs on the duo and a bid could be made in the coming week. Faye is attracting a lot of interest from Turkey as well.

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Stoke City target five new arrivals

August 30, 2010

Stoke boss Tony Pulis is busy making bids for as many as five players as the penultimate day of the transfer window draws to a close. Stoke have started their 2010-11 campaign miserably and desperately need reinforcements to make a surge in the games to come. Stoke are in talks with Eidur Gudjohnsen over a season long loan move. The Iceland international who is currently contracted with Monaco is also coveted by Fulham and Rangers.Pulis is also expected to make a £7 million bid for out-of-favour Tottenham midfielder Jermaine Jenas. Also interesting the Stoke boss are Boro’s tall defender David Wheater and Wigan forward Hugo Rodallega.

A host of players are also expected to be shown the door at Stoke in order to negate the effect of the imminent arrivals on the wage bill. Liam Lawrence and Dave Kitson may be the first to be part company with the club. Stoke goalkeeper Asmir Begovic is attracting a lot of interest from the likes of Chelsea and Fulham. Stoke rejected a £4.5 million offer for him from Chelsea last week, but they might sell Begovic if interest refuses to subside.

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Stoke target Remy, ask Tuncay to leave

August 6, 2010

In order to garner funds for the club-record £10million swoop for French international Loic Remy, Stoke boss Tony Pulis is ready to offload Turkish striker Sanli Tuncay. The former Fenerbache striker arrived at Stoke for £5million after Middlesbrough were relegated from the Premier League last year but was resigned to sporadic appearances off the bench. He scored just four times for the Potters in 30 appearances. Blackburn boss Sam Allardyce is a fan of Tuncay’s style of play and is planning a £4million raid for the striker. Big Sam faces competition from Wigan for Tuncay’s sign as Roberto Martinez’s £3 million bid for the Turkish striker was turned down by Stoke last week.

Stoke’s offer for Remy has been accepted by Nice and the striker was taken on a tour of the club’s training facilities and the Britannia Stadium. Stoke are expected to close the deal for the in-demand French starlet but threat still looms with Tottenham, West Ham and Liverpool wanting to hijack his move.

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