Stoke City's move for FC Dallas ace Brek Shea has stalled.

The Sentinel says their talks for Shea have hit a major snag that could scupper the deal in this transfer window.

Stoke and FC Dallas had made good progress on agreeing a fee - thought to be in the region of £2m should the deal go ahead.

But the fee also has to be ratified by Major League Soccer under American rules and that is threatening to put a spanner in the works.