Stoke City boss Mark Hughes retains hope of signing Barcelona striker Bojan Krkic.

Krkic is also being linked with Olympiakos and Deportivo La Coruna.

"I haven't heard anything over the weekend, but will probably hear something soon," said Hughes to The Sentinel.

"He's a young player who's proven at the highest level and once again he's a player who's different to what we have got here already.

"Yes, he has lost his way somewhat, but you don't play 100-odd games for a club like Barcelona unless you've got some ability."

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