Date: 8th June 2017 at 1:05pm
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Along with West Brom, Stoke have reportedly expressed an interest in Manchester City’s Fabian Delph.

The positive for Mark Hughes, assuming he does hold an interest in the former Leeds and Aston Villa midfielder, is the fact Man City are willing to sell. The bad news is City are reportedly holding out for a fee of at least £12m up to as much as £15m, according to the Daily Telegraph.

Limited to the two Premier League starts under Pep Guardiola last season, Delph doesn’t have much of a first team future at the Etihad Stadium, managing less than 30 appearances in his debut season with City, having signed from Aston Villa in 2015.

Delph, 27, might be available, and Stoke could hold an interest, but it wouldn’t be expected the Potters would match the asking price for the England international, who is under contract at Man City until 2020.

It is anticipated Hughes will be looking around the lower end of the transfer market, boosting the squad with up and coming youngsters whilst bringing the clubs own academy players into the first team picture.

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