Stoke City boss Mark Hughes is eyeing Montpellier wing-back Benjamin Stambouli.

L'Equipe says the defender-come-defensive midfielder, aged 23, has been previously linked with a £2m move to Everton while he has family connections with Marseille.

Now the Potters are reported to be in the chase, along with Sevilla, Borussia Dortmund and Borussia Mönchengladbach.

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