Last Updated: Tue, 21 May 2013 09:06
Stoke look set to miss out on the signing of Bolton defender Marcos Alonso with Fiorentina favourites to land the Spaniard.
Alonso will be available on a free transfer when his contract expires next month and Potters boss Tony Pulis has been showing an interest in the player for some time.
Pulis is keen to sign a new left-back in the summer but it is thought all the uncertainty surrounding his future at the Britannia Stadium is hampering his chances of doing a deal.
Serie A side Fiorentina are now favourites to do a deal after failing with an attempt to sign him in January.
The Italians failed to match Bolton's £600,000 valuation in the winter window and now look set to land him for free unless Stoke can give the player assurances over the future of Pulis.
Bolton have signed Norwich City full-back Marc Tierney, clearing the way for Alonso to leave.
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