Stoke City frontrunners to sign Lewis Baker from Chelsea

Stoke City have reportedly entered pole position in the race to complete a deal for Chelsea midfielder Lewis Baker.

The 26-year-old midfielder may move on to pastures new before the January transfer window shuts down, potentially to a club playing in the Championship.

According to Nick Mashiter, the Potters have identified the Englishman as a potential January signing and are considering a deal over the line as soon as possible.


Liverpool join race to sign Stoke City forward Xherdan Shaqiri this summer

Liverpool have emerged as rumoured suitors for Stoke City forward Xherdan Shaqiri this summer, according to The Daily Star.

The Reds are ready to swoop for the Switzerland international in a £12m deal this summer.

The report adds that Liverpool head coach Jurgen Klopp wants to improve their attacking options with Shaqiri to take the pressure of his front three of Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane.


Twitter reacts as Stoke complete the signing of Xherdan Shaqiri

Stoke City have announced the signing of Swiss superstar Xherdan Shaqiri from Inter Milan for a club-record fee of £12million.

The 23-year-old, who was pictured at the Britannia Stadium on Sunday, his appearance raised rumours that the midfielder was closing in on a move to the Potters and now those rumours have been confirmed as Shaqiri has penned a five-year contract with Mark Hughes’s side.