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Stoke won't meet Assaidi price

Stoke City are yet to agree a deal with Liverpool for Oussama Assaidi after being quoted figures that are 'just wrong'.

Last Updated: 30/06/14 at 15:24 Post Comment

Oussama Assaidi: Impressed during season-long loan at Stoke

Oussama Assaidi: Impressed during season-long loan at Stoke

Mark Hughes had been hoping to take the 25-year-old winger on a permanent deal this summer after seeing him impress during a season-long loan in 2013/14.

Discussions have reached deadlock, though, with neither side willing to relax their stance.

Liverpool have a fee in mind that they would like to bring in for a player snapped up from Heerenveen for £2.3million in 2012, but that asking price far exceeds what Stoke consider the Morocco international to be worth.

Chief executive Tony Scholes said in The Sentinel: “There’s been no movement on Oussama. 

“We’ve all said, Mark and the chairman (Peter Coates) have said, that he’s a player we like.

“He settled in here last year and did very well.

“Everything points to it being a good match for the club and the player but at the moment the prices we’re being quoted are just wrong.”

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