According to Reports coming out of Eire, Stoke City manager Tony Pulis is lining up a summer transfer raid to get City's Anthony Pilkington.
The article goes on to say:
Pulis is a long-term admirer of the highly-regarded goalscoring midfielder and tried to sign him from Huddersfield in 2011 but Norwich successfully swooped for his services.
The former Republic of Ireland U-21 international has two years left on his contract at Carrow Road but is not one of the bigger earners at the club.
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While the interest in Pilks surfaces another battle could be developing in the Championship, where James Vaughton has become hot property after a very successful season on loan at Huddersfield, who would like to take the striker on a permanet deal during the summer.
Now Derby Country have entered the fray adding Vaughan as one of their top targets, along with another City exile Chris Martin who is currently on loan at the Rams, Martin has impressed County manager Clough enough for a bid to be lodged when the window opens again.