Report: Stoke want Tottenham duo but there’s a stumbling block

Mousa Dembele

Stoke City are keen on signing Tottenham Hotspur duo Mousa Dembele and Aaron Lennon, but neither player wants to move away from London.

Mousa Dembele and Aaron Lennon are both January transfer targets for Stoke City, according to a report in The Telegraph

The Tottenham Hotspur duo have been placed up for sale by the Lilywhites, and the Potters are keen to take advantage of the situation and offer the pair a route out of White Hart Lane.

Dembele and Lennon have both looked short of the quality required to perform a function for Spurs this campaign, and manager Mauricio Pochettino has reportedly run out of patience with both. 

The experienced pair have both found their routes to the first-team blocked, with a number of other players ahead of them in the pecking order.

Pochettino is expected to have a major overhaul of his squad in January and a clutch of players have been put up for sale to raise funds for their intended spend. 

Lennon and Dembele, are reportedly joined by the likes of Vlad Chiriches, Andros Townsend and Roberto Soldado on the 'for sale' list with the North London club. 

At the moment there has been a fair amount of interest in all of the players, with Stoke the latest team to be linked with moves to Lennon and Dembele.

Mark Hughes has already worked with Dembele at Fulham and a reunion could be on the cards. 

Lennon, too, is someone who Hughes feels could fit in well at Stoke, with his pace on the wing something he feels could increase their attacking threat.

The worry for Stoke is that both players are said to be keen to stay in London, though, as they do not want to relocate. 

The duo are both very happy in the capital, and the thought of moving to the Potteries for first-team football is not said to be one which interests either player. 

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