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Stoke willing to listen to Begovic offers

31 May 2013 10:00

Stoke City goalkeeper Asmir Begovic will be allowed to leave the club in the off-season, but only if the price is right.

The 25-year-old Bosnian is a man in demand after an impressive Premier League campaign for Stoke, in which he played every match and helped the club avoid relegation.

Chelsea and Liverpool are just two of the clubs reportedly interested in signing Begovic, and they could get their man with Stoke chairman Peter Coates revealing that they would not stand in the keeper's way if he wants to leave.

But Coates added that Stoke – who have England international goalkeeper Jack Butland joining them ahead of next term – will not be forced into selling their current first-choice shot-stopper.

"Asmir is a super professional player," Coates said.

"We like him very much. He is a top, top goalkeeper. I think he is as good as anybody in the Premier League.

"But he is also ambitious. If top clubs come in for your players, I do not think you can deny them the opportunity.

"But it would depend very much on the money being right. We are not looking to sell him. We are not expecting to sell him. We expect him to be our goalkeeper next season."

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