Stoke star Lee Gregory targeted by Derby County and Huddersfield

Stoke City forward Lee Gregory targeted by Championship rivals Derby County and Huddersfield after Potters sealed transfer for ex-Sheffield Wednesday striker Steven Fletcher

  • Stoke striker Lee Gregory scored six goals in 40 Championship games last term
  • The 31-year-old is now being looked at by Derby County and Huddersfield
  • The Potters sealed a deal for ex-Sheffield Wednesday striker Steven Fletcher
  • Stoke are also close on signing John Obi MIkel while Jack Butland could leave 

Stoke City striker Lee Gregory is attracting interest from Derby County and Huddersfield Town.

The 31-year old has one year left on contract and Stoke are re-shaping their squad.

Gregory scored six goals in 40 Championship games last season as Michael O’Neill’s side avoided relegation to League One with one game to spare.  

Stoke City striker Lee Gregory is being looked at by Derby County and Huddersfield this year

The forward (right) scored six goals in 40 Championship appearances last season

Last term was the first time the striker has failed to score double figures in a league season since 2015, with the former Halifax Town striker managing to score ten or more goals in each of his last four seasons with Millwall.  

Meanwhile, the Potters have dropped their asking price on goalkeeper Jack Butland and are closing on agreement over a one year deal for former Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel.

The former Nigeria captain, 33, is a free agent having left Turkish side Trabzonspor by mutual consent in March.

Stoke completed a deal for ex-Sheffield Wednesday striker Steven Fletcher this week

The Potters are also close to sealing a deal for ex-Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel (above)

Stoke have been in talks with Mikel for a couple of weeks and agreed terms with another free agent Steven Fletcher last week.

Mikel made 249 Premier League appearances for Chelsea in an 11-year spell, which ended when he left Stamford Bridge in 2017.

He won the Champions League and Europa League, two Premier Leagues, three FA Cups and the League Cup with the London side.




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