Stoke City are eyeing Liverpool midfielder Jonjo Shelvey.

The People says the ex-Charlton ­prospect has recently been frozen out of the first-team by Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers and sources say he will be allowed to leave for £7million.

Potters manager Tony Pulis sent a two-man delegation to check on Shelvey in a reserve match last week.

Pulis sees the 21-year-old midfielder as an ideal ­replacement for another former Anfield star, Charlie Adam, who looks set to leave the Britannia which would create a vacancy in the squad and on the payroll that Shelvey could fill.