Liverpool midfielder Joe Allen is expected to become a Stoke player in time to join up with his new teammates in Florida on Tuesday.
The Daily Telegraph’s John Percy – who has impeccable Midlands contacts – claims that Welshman Allen was due to meet Potters manager Mark Hughes on Sunday.
Stoke are the only Premier League club yet to make a signing but £13m Allen would be a welcome addition after an impressive Euro 2016 with Wales.
His former club Swansea are also said to be interested but Allen – who started only eight Premier League games for Liverpool last season – is said to be keen to work with Hughes.
Stoke are also hopeful of completing a £20m move for Saido Berahino despite interest from Crystal Palace.
14 – Joe Allen made the most interceptions of any midfielder at Euro 2016 (14). Disrupt.
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