Stoke target Butland

Jack Butland has emerged as a target for Stoke City this afternoon after The Potters made an enquiry for the Birmingham 'keeper

The England goalkeeper snubbed the chance of joining Chelsea earlier in the window due to his desire for first team football.

Signal sources close to Stoke believe this is just a back up plan as bids are expected to be made for first choice keeper Asmir Begovic. Chelsea and Manchester United have both expressed interest in the Bosnian as we edge ever closer to the transfer deadline.