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​Stoke set to extend Shawcross's contract

Stoke City are set to offer a new deal to skipper Ryan Shawcross, according to the Telegraph.

The 29-year-old, who has only one year left on his current deal with the Potters, is a subject of interest from Premier League-bound Newcastle.

Stoke manager Mark Hughes recently revealed that the club haven't started talks over a new deal: "Clearly we haven't started talks. I don't think we as a club enter into negotiations sooner than 12 months from the end. Some clubs do it when players have got two years left, and we don't seem to do that.

"There's not an issue, not from our point of view. We certainly want to keep Ryan here if we can.

"We don't usually enter into negotiations until there are 12 months to go. Sometimes that can help the players, because sometimes more power goes to the player the closer you get to the end. There are two ways to look at it."

Now, the latest information suggests that the Potters are keen on securing the future of the club captain and are set to offer him a new long-term deal at the end of the season.

Vyom Chaudhary
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