Stoke make enquiry for Butland

Stoke have made an enquiry for goalkeeper Jack Butland after he

snubbed the chance to join Chelsea, according to reports.

Reports suggest the 19-year-old is not too keen on a move to

Stamford Bridge because he wants to play regular first-team

football.

And, with Birmingham reportedly looking to offload a number of

players to reduce their wage bill, Stoke boss Tony Pulis could

lodge a bid for Butland before the end of the transfer window.

Butland was a member of England’s Euro 2012 squad last summer

and excelled for the Great Britain team at the Olympics.

Southampton remain the only club to have lodged a firm bid for

Butland, with their ?6m move knocked back last summer.