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Hughes wants Man United and Liverpool target to stay

Asmir Begovic has interested a number of clubs. Credit: PA

Stoke City boss Mark Hughes is keen to have goalkeeper Asmir Begovic sign a new deal with the club.

The Bosnian goalkeeper has attracted interest from both Liverpool and Manchester United in recent times, but Hughes believes he can keep hold of his No.1.

My view on it hasn't changed. I want Asmir to stay here. We can offer him a good option. We feel we are progressing and we want him to be part of that.

We are conscious that he is in the last year of his contract, so we are wary of that.

Financial demands will always be part of the discussion, but I don't think that would be something that would affect anything we would be looking to do with him.

We haven't had those talks yet but once we do at the end of the season then hopefully we can get a quick and happy resolution.

We want Asmir to keep progressing as one of the best goalkeepers in the Premier League here. I am very hopeful of being able to agree something with him and his representatives.

– Mark Hughes
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