Stoke eyeing up double swoop
Following on from the spending exploits of last year, reports are tipping Stoke City to have another summer of splashing the cash with the club apparently lining up bids for Matt Jarvis and Jonas Olsson.
The Potters have been linked with a move for free transfer Junior Hoilett in recent months but with interest coming in from the likes of Bayern Munich and Arsenal, Tony Pulis’ look to have conceded defeat in that particular race.
This has led the Premier league outfit to Jarvis who, like Hoilett, was one of the brighter lights in an otherwise gloomy season at his respective club last season.
The Wolves winger looks to be a likely candidate for an exit from Molineux this summer with a host of Premier League clubs hoping to tempt him away from the West Midlands side.
The 26 year-old made 39 appearances for Wolves in the last campaign, scoring eight goals and making six assists.
Despite their relegation woes, Wolves are holding out on the sale of their asset and are reportedly looking for a fee of £7m if they are to let Jarvis go, although that amount is likely to go down.
West Brom’s Olsson may be slightly harder to tempt away given Stoke’s inferior finish in the table this season.
However, some of the West Brom playing staff have allegedly become slightly disillusioned with the club’s direction following the departure of Roy Hodgson to the England role.
Spurs have already been associated with a move for Olsson, who is believed to hold a £3m valuation which, if Stoke were to meet, might see the Swedish international swiftly leave.
The centre-back currently has just a year left on his current deal at the Hawthorns and the West Midlands side may decide to cash in on the defender now, rather than lose Olsson on a free transfer next summer.