Battle on for Nigerian star

Stoke City

Stoke are reportedly battling it out with Fulham and Napoli to snap up Nigerian forward Victor Obinna after his loan stint at West Ham.

The 24-year-old enjoyed a season long stay with the Hammers from Inter Milan last season but he prevent the club from slipping out of the Premier League.

Obinna initially turned in a number of eye catching performances at Upton Park before tailing off towards the end of the campaign, but he showed enough potential to impress City boss Tony Pulis.

The player has previously made noises about preferring a move to another Italian side if things didn’t work out for him at Inter, which could scupper the hopes of both Pulis and Fulham boss Martin Jol, who are scouring the transfer market for some potential bargain buys to strengthen their squads.