Stoke midfielder going nowhere

Stoke manager Mark Hughes has no interest in selling Charlie Adam this summer, reports the Mirror.

The Scottish international has been linked with a move to Burnley, but the Potters boss is keen to deter the new Premier League side:

“I think there was a little bit of interest in Charlie, but we haven’t encouraged that,” said the Stoke boss.” Said the former Manchester City manager.

“Charlie is a part of what we are doing here moving forward, so that’s not a situation that will develop.”

Stoke finished 9th last season for the third year in a row, despite Hughes bringing a host of new faces to the now newly named Bet365 Stadium.

Adam played in 22 league games, scoring just the one goal, in a 2-1 defeat away at Crystal Palace. It was the lowest tally of fixtures the 30-year-old has played in during his Premier League career, with his first appearance in the English top flight coming in 2010 with Blackpool.

But Sean Dyche doesn’t seem likely to sign the midfielder, as he looks to replace Joey Barton, who has joined Rangers this summer.