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Stoke to help Wilkinson recover from head injury

Andy Wilkinson was injured in an FA Cup tie. Credit: PA

Stoke defender Andy Wilkinson has signed a short-term deal with the club to enable him to recover from a serious head injury.

Wilkinson has not featured for the Potters since sustaining a bang on the head in the FA Cup defeat at Blackburn in February.

A brief club statement read: "Stoke City can confirm that Andy Wilkinson has been given a contract until December 31, 2015 to enable him to regain full fitness with the support of the club's medical staff after sustaining an injury last season."

Chelsea complete deal for Stoke keeper Begovic

Premier League champions Chelsea have signed goalkeeper Asmir Begovic, Stoke City have confirmed.


Stoke set to sign former Liverpool defender

Stoke look set to announce the signing of former Liverpool right-back Glen Johnson as they continue their summer recruitment drive.

No deal has been officially confirmed but Stoke boss Mark Hughes admitted on Saturday morning that the 30-year-old England international's experience would be a valuable addition to the squad.

Glen Johnson is off to Stoke. Credit: PA

Speaking to Sky Sports from Stoke's pre-season tour to Singapore, Hughes said: "Glen's a very experienced player, we obviously feel that the qualities that he has will help us.

"We're a team that's trying to progress and you do that by getting good players into your squad and they will help us.

"Glen has played at a high level for a very long time and we can benefit from that."

Chelsea loan Dutchman to Stoke for season

Marco van Ginkel is off to Stoke. Credit: PA

Chelsea midfielder Marco van Ginkel has joined Premier League rivals Stoke City on a season-long loan.

The Dutchman spent last season at AC Milan, having moved to Stamford Bridge from Vitesse Arnhem in 2013.

It is thought Stoke goalkeeper Asmir Begovic will move to Chelsea very soon.


Stoke City vow to highlight issue of child malnutrition

Stoke will highlights the major issue during the Barclays Asia Trophy. Credit: PA

Stoke are to highlight the issue of child malnutrition when they take part in the Barclays Asia Trophy next month.

The Potters will wear the Asian Football Federation's One Goal logo on their shirts during the tournament in Singapore to raise awareness of the fact that an estimated 200 million or more children in Asia are affected by poor nutrition.

Stoke open their campaign against Premier League rivals Everton on July 15 with Arsenal and a Singapore Select XI the other teams involved.

Leicester sign German defender Huth permanently

Robert Huth is staying at Leicester. Credit: PA

Leicester City have completed the permanent signing of German defender Robert Huth from Stoke.

The centre-back spent the latter part of last season on loan at the King Power Stadium and has now signed a three-year deal with the club.

Stoke agree deal for Hannover striker

Joselu is set for a move to the Premier League. Credit: PA

Stoke City have agreed a deal with Hannover to sign striker Joselu, the English club have confirmed.

Joselu was born in German, but represented Spain at under-21 level and has played for the likes of Real Madrid and Celta Vigo.

Stoke are hopeful of completing the deal before the end of play on Wednesday.

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