N’Diaye for sale
According to Birmingham Live, Stoke City midfielder Badou N’Diaye has quickly emerged as a target for the Championship winners and the 27-year-old midfielder’s agent has confirmed that his client will be leaving the Bet 365 stadium.
The Senegal international only joined Stoke in January but will be determined to stay in the Premier League after an impressive display in the second half of the season for the Potters.
The central midfielder scored twice in 13 matches for Stoke, but it wasn’t enough to influence survival as the Potters were relegated from the Premier League for the first time in 10 years.
Afobe already targeted
According to reports from The Sun, Stoke City have emerged as interested in signing Benik Afobe from Wolves despite the striker completing his permanent move to Molineux just days ago.
The Potters new manager Gary Rowett wants Afobe as his leading man next season as the Staffordshire side look for a quick return to the Premier League.
The news comes as a shock to Wolves supporters as just days ago Afobe’s loan spell at Wolves from Bournemouth was made permanent, for a fee believed to be in the region of £10 million.
The 25-year-old striker scored six times for Nuno’s side since his January move and would be an adequate option to add firepower to Rowett’s Stoke side next season considering the Potters are likely to lose Xherdan Shaqiri, Jack Butland and Badou N’Diaye in the summer transfer window.
Wolves targets heading to the Championship
The two looked set for a move to Molineux last summer, however, no deal was agreed upon as the Benfica players stayed in Portugal.
21-year-old winger Goncalves played 11 times for the Benfica last season, including four appearances in the Champions League, whilst Carvalho, also 21, featured eight times as Encarnados finished seven points behind champions Porto in the Portuguese Premier League.
The Reds have recently added Michael Dawson from Hull last week as the former European champions look to improve on their disappointing 17th finish last season.