According to WalesOnline, Stoke City have joined the race to sign Swansea City midfielder Sam Clucas ahead of the closure of the transfer window tomorrow at 5pm.

It appears that Stoke City want to add reinforcements to their team after falling foul of a 3-1 defeat to Leeds United at Elland Road in their return to the Championship last Sunday.

Clucas was one of Swansea City’s star performers in what was an otherwise dismal season for the Welsh side, and now it appears that the midfielders time at the Liberty Stadium is up, with interest in the winger supposedly heating up.

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Cash-rich Wolves wouldn’t have an issue affording Clucas, but could quite easily come into difficulty about assuring the midfielder a first-team place, with the newly-promoted Premier League side bringing in an abundance of talent ahead of the forthcoming season, which would offer Clucas no guarantees over first-team football.

The winger had supposedly been subject of an £8m bid from Europa League side Burnley, and it was thought Clucas is keen to move back North, but supposedly he couldn’t agree personal terms with the Clarets.

Stoke City are heavily fancied for promotion this season, and if they were to move for Clucas, they’d want him to be one of their star performers in what is shaping up to be a relatively strong squad at Gary Rowett’s disposal for the duration of this season.

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The 27-year-old wouldn’t be cheap, but for around £8/9m, he’d be a quality addition to either Stoke City or Wolves’ side.

Whether he will be tempted to leave the Liberty, remains to be seen.

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