Gary Rowett wants midfielder to lead promotion bid

Stoke City are in talks with Joe Allen over a new contract.

Manager Gary Rowett wants Joe Allen to spearhead the club’s promotion charge next season.

Allen has three years left to run on his current deal, but now Stoke City automatically gave a pay-cut following the club’s relegation — this is the reason for fresh talks.

Stoke paid in the region of £13.5million for Joe Allen when he joined from Liverpool in 2016.

Talks are on going at this period but Stoke City are remaining confident keeping Joe Allen to help them to push for automatic promotion.

Matěj Vydra could be on his way Stoke City

Derby County boss Gary Rowett is set to join Stoke City and will be announced at some point today according to Stoke Loud & Proud Sources.

When the news broke about Gary Rowett, Fans of Derby started to question, what players would Gary try to convince to join him at his new club Stoke City?

After long talks with Gary, Stoke City have assured Gary there will be strong backing financially and he will be given plenty of say in the transfer market. According to sources, Gary has already has insight bringing Matěj Vydra along to his new club Stoke City.

The Czech Republic international has scored 22 goals in all competitions this season and Derby are likely to be asking at least £8m for the striker.

Liverpool to bring in second Egyptian star Sobhi

Liverpool are to make a move to sign a second Egyptian this summer for Stoke City’s star Ramadan Sohbi, TEAMtalk has been told.

Mohamed Salah has already struck 36 goals in all competitions for the Reds and TEAMtalk have been told Jurgen Klopp is now keen to bring in a second Egyptian in Sohbi.

Teamtalk sources have said that Salah has given his fellow countryman a glowing recommendation to Klopp and his coaching staff. Having watched the player prior to his move to Stoke, Liverpool scouts are now understood to have watched him in action a number of times in recent months.

Ramadan Sobhi joined Stoke in 2016 for just £5million, they have been informed the Potters would be willing to sell for a fee of around £15million.

SOUTHAMPTON LINKED WITH A MOVE FOR STOKE CITY’S JOE ALLEN

Southampton are reportedly plotting a move for Stoke City midfielder Joe Allen

Saints are keen to move in for Wales international Allen when the summer transfer window opens, according to the printed edition of today’s Daily Mirror.

It’s stated that Mark Hughes, who was appointed as Saints boss last week, is ready to reunite with his former player in the summer if Stoke do go down.

However, Mark Hughes has only been given a contract until the end of the season. According to sources Mark and his staff will be offered the position if he keeps Southampton in the Premier League.

The Mirror believe that Allen would be one of his top targets for Southampton ahead of the 2018/19 season.

Badou Ndiaye debut at Bournemouth ?

Badou Ndiaye takes part in his first Stoke City training session, with an eye on making his Premier League debut at Bournemouth tomorrow.

Paul Lambert has said “He will give us something different, something we don’t have, and he will fit in great. Once he finds his feet he will be a big player for us.”

“I’ll assess it tomorrow, we’ll see how he feels – but he’s ready to go. He wants to play and I’ll have to judge it tomorrow.”

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