Seems Derby County are not going to bid for Glen Whelan according to local press in Derby, which leaves Aston Villa in the driving seat should they match Stoke’s valuation. Looks as though Stoke will consider loaning Imbula next season as a permanent deal looks slim given there seems little interest in signing him permanently.
One possible new signing could be Man City’s midfielder Fabian Delph for around £12m. Newcastle are also being linked although it seems we are the more likely destination for the player.
Former Stokie John Eustace is in the running for the manager’s job at Oxford Utd.