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Stoke City target Olic commits future to Wolfsburg

Wolfsburg have extended the contract of Ivica Olic by two years until 2016.

The Croatian, who joined the club from Bayern Munich in 2012, has scored 22 goals for the club, including 13 this season.

He was reportedly a target of Stoke City, but has now committed his future to the Bundesliga club.

I'm delighted that my future has now been resolved and that I am going to continue playing for Wolfsburg.

We want to try to be successful in the Bundesliga and in Europe next season and I love being part of this team, and my family is happy here too.

– Ivica Olic

Hughes impressed with Agudelo

Stoke manager Mark Hughes has been impressed by Juan Agudelo's progress at Utrecht and is gearing up to make a second work permit application for the United States striker.

Juan did very well in the game I saw.

He scored a good goal, showed a lot of technical ability as well, and I was able to see him after the game, which was pleasing because I haven't seen him for a number of weeks.

He seemed quite content and is happy with his situation. Utrecht is a good club; they've got a good set-up and I was very impressed with their stadium, which is a nice stage for him to ply his trade.

He and I were both talking about the work permit and I hope we're able to get one this time - that's certainly what he's focusing on.

– Stoke manager Mark Hughes

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Stoke reject Jones fine appeal

Cardiff striker Kenwyne Jones has had an appeal against a fine imposed on him by his former club Stoke rejected by the Potters, PA Sport understands.

Jones was fined the equivalent of two weeks' wages in January after he sent Stoke boss Mark Hughes a text message on the night before the Barclays Premier League match against Liverpool to say he was unavailable for selection.

It is understood Jones went back to Stoke last week to argue the level of his fine was unjust, but Potters chairman Peter Coates has since concluded that not to be the case and that the 29-year-old player can now either pay up or take the matter to the Premier League.

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