Stoke City travel to Aston Villa this afternoon for a local derby in the Premier League.
With the transfer deadline approaching, here is a look at the players the Midlands clubs in the top two leagues could be signings.
Mark Hughes has been appointed the new manager of Stoke City FC, replacing Tony Pulis.
#scfc Starting XI vs Man City: Begovic; Bardsley, Shawcross (c), Wilson, Pieters; Whelan, Nzonzi; Diouf, Walters, Moses; Crouch
Stoke chief executive Tony Scholes says there has been no contact between the Potters and other clubs regarding skipper Ryan Shawcross - and that the Staffordshire outfit do not need to sell their best players.
Speaking to the Stoke Sentinel, he said:
It comes as no surprise to me what I have read about Ryan. I don't know if there is any truth in it, but certainly we have had no contact.
Players like him and Begovic, just to name a couple, will attract attention. That's part and parcel of being a successful football team.
That's the way it's always going to be. It's one of the prices of doing well, but it doesn't mean you necessarily have to do business with them.
We've been going through our situation for next year, our budgets, what is available in terms of buying players and players' wages and we are not in a position where we need to sell.
The Potters finally get that away win they've been waiting for. Outstanding result, outstanding performance, outstanding 3 points #SCFC
SCFC XI v @avfcofficial Begovic; Pieters, Shawcross, Wilson, Cameron; Arnautovic, Palacios, Whelan, Nzonzi, Odemwingie; Crouch
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Stoke City Football Club have lost an appeal against Jonathan Walters' red card in their match against Norwich at the weekend, the Football Association has announced.
The Potters forward will now serve a three-match suspension.
Stoke 1 - 0 Swansea at half time at the Britannia Stadium. Charlie Adam was awarded a yellow card, 20 seconds after Swansea's Ashley Williams.
Charlie Adam delighted Stoke fans with two strikes, one either side of half time, to sink Manchester United at the Britannia Stadium.
The Scottish midfielder had got things going in the 38th minute, after his free-kick was deflected in by Michael Carrick and David De Gea could only stand and watch.
Juan Mata threatened for the visitors throughout and he set up Robin Van Persie to score the equaliser, two minutes after the restart, after a mistake by Marc Wilson in the Potters' backline. The Dutch marksman finished with aplomb.
But Stoke rallied and a stunning strike from Adam was enough to beat the defending Premier League Champions and earn Mark Hughes three points against his old side.