Steve Gohouri, the Borussia Monchengladbach defender, is being linked with Stoke and Sunderland. The 27 year old is understood to have suffered a bust-up with manager Hans Meyer and could be looking for an opportunity to leave Germany.

But Gohouri's representative, Rui Jorge, would not comment either way, telling skysports.com: "I do not have anything to say. Steve is fine, wait and see."