Date: 1st August 2018 at 6:00pm
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Gary Rowett has confirmed that Stoke City have not received an acceptable offer for Jack Butland with the transfer deadline just over a week away.

We reportedly have a 20% sell-on fee for the England international which could free up funds for Garry Monk to spend on transfers, but it seems that the transfer windfall will not be forthcoming if the Potters boss is to be believed:

“The answer is we haven’t had an offer which the club feel is financially viable – or I don’t think any strong offer yet.”

With Edward Cheng hinting that there is “positive news” on the horizon for the club, our keen interest in Butland’s sale may no longer be required.

At the time of writing, there has been no official word about what the director is talking about, although it does sound promising. Hopefully, it is something to do with the transfer embargo. The squad needs to be strengthened, and even if we only do get a week to sign new players that would be better than nothing at least. I’m probably getting ahead of myself a bit though. Let’s just wait for what the club has to say.

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2 Replies to “Championship Boss Dents Birmingham’s Hopes Of Financial Windfall”

  • The difference is no one was pinning hopes on that so I hope there’s not been dashed or dented maybe January is when he will get his move.

  • They have received an offer or maybe more than one but not at the level they value him at, so if an offer has been received then I have no doubt another offer will be made. IMO its a case of waiting to see what happens with goalkeepers at other clubs. they all want deals and hardly ever is a first bid accepted.

    I agree we may not need this to happen but it would help a lot if it did.

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