‘Happy’ Bojan Krkic will stay at Stoke, insists Mark Hughes

Stoke boss Mark Hughes has dismissed talk of Bojan Krkic having a buyout clause in his contract and stressed the playmaker is not about to leave the club.
‘Happy’ Bojan Krkic will stay at Stoke, insists Mark Hughes

“There’s no clause and there’s no intention or desire from us as a club (for the player to be sold) or from Bojan or his people from the conversations I’ve had — he’s very happy and we are very happy with him.

“I think it’s just a normal January story. It’s just a little big of mischief making.

“Obviously there is a lot of speculation and I think every club gets that in terms of their star players.

“That is what we are getting at the moment, but there’s a lot of misinformation.”

Leicester have completed the signing of Demarai Gray from Birmingham for an undisclosed fee, moving quickly to follow up their summer interest in the highly-rated 19-year-old.

Gray has put pen to paper on a four-and-a-half-year contract at the King Power Stadium.

Arsenal have agreed to scrap Serge Gnabry’s loan deal at West Brom and exercised a recall option.

Gnabry will have his season-long loan cut short by Arsenal after a difficult spell at the Hawthorns under head coach Tony Pulis.

The winger has only played 12 minutes of Premier League football since signing in August.

Bayer Leverkusen have ruled out a January sale of striker Javier Hernandez, who has been heavily linked with a move to Arsenal after scoring 19 goals already this season.

In response to the recent speculation, Leverkusen boss Volla said: “We’re not selling Chicharito to Arsenal or anyone else. He’s not for sale.”

La Liga outfit Malaga are reportedly targeting West Ham forward Mauro Zarate, with the 28-year-old having fallen out of favour at the east London club.

Meanwhile Chelsea are reportedly in “advanced talks” to sign Shakhtar Donetsk forward Alex Teixeira.

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