Stoke City face a battle to keep hold of defender Ryan Shawcross.

Sky Sports says the Potters captain is being watched by Chelsea and Tottenham leading up to the January market.

And former club Manchester United are also interested with injury doubts persisting for skipper Nemanja Vidic.

United have a buy-back option on Shawcross, which could come into the reckoning should Chelsea or Spurs show their hand in the winter transfer window.