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Stoke boss Hughes confirms Philipp Wollscheid deal close

Stoke City boss Mark Hughes has confirmed they're close to signing Bayer Leverkusen defender Philipp Wollscheid.

Hughes was speaking after their FA Cup win over Wrexham.

"It is a deal that is likely to happen and we are likely to see him here early next week I would suggest," said Hughes, quoted on stokecityfc.com on Sunday evening.

"He has superb quality and in my opinion he is a very good footballer, so we are very pleased to have agreed the terms of the deal.

"He has moved for decent money in the past and he has played for the reigning world champions, so he has real good pedigree."


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