Transfer rumours and Hamburg friendly
Stoke are in talks with Leeds Utd over Charlie Taylor according to Teamtalk and face competition from Liverpool. We are also interested in Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish and we have bid for Axel Witsel according to a couple of online reports.
Former loanee Victor Moses has been released by West Ham. Unlikely to end up with us plus he does have reoccurring injury problems.
There is unlikely to be much business until after Euro 2016, although Mark Hughes is always keen to get new signings in sooner, rather than later to allow them time to gell with their new teammates.
Stoke play Hamburg on Saturday August 6. It is a 4 pm kick-off local time.