According to the Daily Mail, Stoke City could be in for a mass exodus of their star players after their relegation to the Championship was confirmed last Saturday when they were beaten 2-1 by Crystal Palace at the Britannia Stadium.
While the likes of Jack Butland, Joe Allen and Xherdan Shaqiri could take the headlines in terms of transfer rumours, one other Potters player that could attract a lot of interest from Premier League clubs is midfielder Badou Ndiaye.
Stoke only signed the Senegal international from Galatasaray during the January transfer window, but he was one of their better performers in the second-half of the campaign and was something of a midfield enforcer for the team.
Meanwhile, West Ham United are likely to be in the market for a new defensive/central midfielder this summer having already failed to get one last summer and in January, and with Cheikhou Kouyate and Mark Noble’s displays often not being good enough.
We asked Irons fans to vote on our poll to see whether they would want the east London outfit to try and sign Ndiaye this summer, and a very slight majority of 51% said they would.
Whether the relegation has put those supporters off, or whether they think they can do better having been linked to the likes of William Carvalho and Leander Dendoncker previously, it will be interesting to see what David Moyes – or his replacement – decides to do in the window.