Last Updated: Fri, 02 Aug 2013 12:56
Stoke boss Mark Hughes is eyeing a move for Manchester City winger Scott Sinclair who is available for a fee in the region of £6m.
The 24-year-old has been deemed surplus to requirements by new City manager Manuel Pellegrini after only playing a bit-part role last season under his predecessor Roberto Mancini.
Sinclair won't have any trouble getting himself fixed up with a new club though with the likes of Everton, West Brom and Newcastle all ready to rival the Potters for his signature ahead of the new campaign.
The former Chelsea youngster moved to the Etihad Stadium from Swansea 12 months to plug the gap left by Adam Johnson's switch to Sunderland.
Hughes is keen to give Sinclair the chance to reboot his career at the Britannia Stadium as he seeks a long-term replacement for Matthew Etherington, who has struggled with form and injuries in recent seasons.
He also has concerns over USA international Brek Shea after he suffered a knee injury during Stoke's friendly against Philadelphia Union.
West Brom have already made contact with City about a possible loan deal, but Sinclair's club are only interested in recouping the money they paid out for him.
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