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Jonjo Shelvey to leave Liverpool for Stoke City

Nishit Nakar
1.09K   //    03 Mar 2013, 15:36 IST

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According to reports in Sunday People, Jonjo Shelvey may find him out of favor at Anfield – with Stoke planning to pounce on him in the summer.

The ex-Charlton ­prospect has recently been out of favour from the first-team led by Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers due to the arrival of Coutinho and sources say he will be allowed to leave in the region of £7million.

Meanwhile, Potters manager Tony Pulis sent a two-man scouting team to check on Shelvey in a reserve match last week.

Pulis rates the 21-year-old midfielder highly and as an ideal ­replacement for another former Anfield star, Charlie Adam, who is set to leave the Britannia which would create a vacancy.

In another interesting development, Rodgers is convinced that Spanish international Pepe Reina, who has been not been at his best this season, will quit Anfield this summer and wants the Belgian keeper, Mignolet as his replacement.

Mignolet, 24, though, had to pledge his future to Sunderland last month after his agent implied that he would like to join a bigger club.

But Liverpool are not giving up and may send ex-Sunderland player Jordan Henderson in the ­opposite direction to clinch the deal.

Rodgers also admires Michel Vorm, who plays for his old club Swansea and has an eye on Ali Al Habsi at Wigan. There are other foreign keepers ­being looked at, but the Anfield club would prefer ­Premier League experience.

All this is in response to the fact that Liverpool feel Reina to be a target for bids by Big European clubs in the next window, and as a result have been ­actively looking at replacements.

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