Faso international Charles Kabore could be the subject of a £3.5Million bid from Stoke City as Tony Pulis looks to strengthen his squad before the start of the new Premier League season.
The Olympique Marseille player can utilized in both midfield and defence, giving the Stoke boss plenty of options to rotate his squad.
After only signing injury-struck Jonathan Woodgate from Tottenham Hotspur this summer, the Potters are looking to add a couple more signings before the transfer deadline at the end of this month.
The Midlands club had been linked heavily with midfielders such as Wilson Palacios this summer but the Honduran international looks as though he could be a little too pricey for the Potters hierarchy, who are now turning their attention elsewhere. Kabore is thought to be the main target to add more depth to the club’s midfield options.
The 23-year-old boasts a powerful 6’ft frame and would fit in nicely with the physicality of the Stoke squad.
Stoke’s position as an established Premier League club could help them sign the midfielder who has previously been linked with the like of Barcelona and Chelsea and would be quite a coup for the club.
The question is whether the signing would be financially viable as the player’s wages may prove to be a stumbling block but the Daily Mail has reported the interest in the player and the club may well trigger the bid in the coming weeks.