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Stoke City Willing To Listen To Offers For Asmir Begovic

by Mark Brus

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Potters say in-demand goalkeeper could be sold for the right price.

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Stoke City are ready to listen to offers for their in-demand goalkeeper Asmir Begovic, but will only sell him for at least £15million, according to the Daily Star.

The Bosnian shot-stopper has been in fine form for the Potters this season, proving a stand-out performer in their difficult fight against relegation. These displays are now said to have caught the attention of the likes of Arsenal, Manchester United and Liverpool.

Both Arsenal and Liverpool are being linked with a whole host of goalkeepers in this summer’s transfer window, as they seek replacements for current first-choice ‘keepers Wojciech Szczesny and Pepe Reina, who have underperformed this season.

The two sides have also been linked with Simon Mignolet of Sunderland and Swansea City’s Michel Vorm, though it was reported in the last few days that the Gunners were closing in on the signing of Brazilian goalkeeper Julio Cesar from Queens Park Rangers.

Manchester United are also fans of Begovic, as they seek an alternative to David De Gea, who, despite his improvement this season, is still seen as somewhat inconsistent and error-prone.

Begovic has previously committed his future to Stoke, and has spoken of his desire to work under new manager Mark Hughes, who replaced Tony Pulis as boss last week.

However, with the arrival of young Birmingham goalkeeper Jack Butland being sealed in January, Stoke may be planning for life without Begovic as they look to make the talented youngster their number one next season.


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