Man United transfers: Stoke City hope for ‘enormous’ Asmir Begovic bid

Man United transfers: Stoke manager Tony Pulis reveals Asmir Begovic could be solid in the summer if the Potters receive a big offer

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Sir Alex Ferguson is believed to be an admirer of Asmir Begovic Photo: The Sport Review

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Tony Pulis has hinted Stoke City’s Asmir Begovic could be sold in the summer if the Potters receive an “enormous” offer for the goalkeeper amid interest from Manchester United.

The Serbia international has been one of the Premier League’s standout goalkeepers over the past 18 months, prompting reports linking the Potters shot-stopper to Arsenal and United.

Stoke manager Tony Pulis snapped up highly-rated Birmingham City goalkeeper Jack Butland in the January transfer window, loaning the England international back to St Andrew’s until the end of the season.

“If Manchester United come in and offer an enormous amount of money, or someone else does, we would have to look at it,” Pulis told the Express.

“If we feel Jack is not ready or not up to what we want, then he’ll be loaned out again.”

Earlier this week, Begovic admitted that he expects to be sold in the summer after Butland’s arrival at the Britannia Stadium.

“I read in the papers that I said no to City and yes to United,” Begovic told Oslobodjenje. “But the truth is, I haven’t decided on anything.

“I didn’t say yes or no to anybody. I haven’t signed anything – no contract, no pre-contract. But I believe that Stoke didn’t buy Butland to be a reserve so I think I’m going to be sold in the summer.

“To whom? I can’t move to a smaller club and I also know that some top clubs are interested in me. They are also the only ones who can afford the fee.

“Now I’m just happy that January is over. It was a hard month for us, so many rumours. Now, we can focus on our games again.”

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