Bojan transfer: Mark Hughes warns Liverpool, Chelsea & Man United target not to leave to sit on bench

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Mark Hughes has advised in-demand playmaker Bojan not to leave Stoke City to sit on the bench.

The Spaniard, who arrived from Barcelona for a bargain £3m in 2014 – fee reported by The Telegraph – has been linked with Premier League giants Liverpool, Manchester United and Chelsea by The Mirror.

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But Hughes has warned the 25-year-old that the grass is not always greener at a bigger club.

The Daily Star quotes the Welshman as saying: “There’ll be interest in him, possibly, but we won’t encourage it. If you look at what Bojan said this week, he said that he’s very, very happy at Stoke.

“A big part of why he’s doing well is the confidence he has in the club and the people around him and that’s why he’s been able to perform.

“He’s been in at big clubs in Europe and not found what he’s found here.

“I don’t think he or his people are agitating. But remind me what day it is, a couple of weeks before the bonkers season starts.”

Bojan should heed Hughes’s words carefully. Although he has been in fine form for the Potters, linking up superbly with Xhedran Shaqiri and Marko Arnautovic, he may not be ready to make the step up.

He has managed three goals in 11 league games this season and is yet to record an assist – a return that is unlikely to see him be a regular in attack at any one of Manchester United, Liverpool or Chelsea.

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