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Goalkeeper Jack Butland is close to a return and is hoping to get some first-team games under his belt before the end of the season.

Stoke City look set to have a battle on their hands to keep hold of keeper Jack Butland, with Arsenal reportedly interested.

Jonathan Walters insists he is now over his injury woes and is relishing the rest of the season both for Stoke and internationally.

Stoke are being linked with a summer move for Manchester United defender Luke Shaw - although they are not alone.

Goals from Willian and Gary Cahill secured victory for Chelsea at Stoke and lifted them 13 points clear at the top of the table.

Stoke are the latest side that will try and stop Chelsea’s march towards the Premier League title when the two sides clash on Saturday.

Stoke City will welcome back Marko Arnautovic, Xherdan Shaqiri and Wilfried Bony for Saturday's visit of leaders Chelsea.

Stoke boss Mark Hughes says the club are "very close" to agreeing a permanent deal for on-loan defender Bruno Martins Indi.

Saido Berahino admits he has been surprised by the quality of Stoke team-mate Giannelli Imbula.

Stoke City striker Wilfried Bony says he cannot understand why he has found himself out of the squad for the last four games.

Stoke scouts were reportedly in attendance for Udinese's win at Pescara on Sunday to check on midfielder Jakub Jankto.

Charlie Adam says he is still enjoying himself at Stoke and is hopeful of being offered a new contract by the club.

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