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Reported Leeds target Charlie Adam says he has signed new Stoke deal

A player linked with a move to Leeds United earlier this year has now claimed he has signed a new deal at Stoke City.

Alleged Leeds United target Charlie Adam has taken to Twitter to announce that he has signed a new contract with Stoke City.

Back in May, the Daily Mail reported that Adam was on a list of transfer targets that then-Leeds manager Neil Redfearn had put forward to the club’s owner Massimo Cellino.

The same report claimed that Burnley defender Jason Shackell and Queens Park Rangers winger Matt Phillips were also on the list, but since then Redfearn has been replaced as manager by Uwe Rosler.

It remains to be seen if any of Redfearn’s alleged targets are still under consideration at Elland Road, but it appears that if Adam was continuing to generate interest Leeds can forget about that particular move.

Adam’s previous deal at Stoke was due to expire next summer but following his tweet it seems the 29-year-old will remain at the Britannia Stadium for a while longer.

There is no doubt Adam would have been a wonderful signing for Leeds but it was always going to be a bold and unlikely move, given that the Scottish international played 35 times for Stoke last season, scoring seven goals in 29 Premier League matches.

Leeds still need to strengthen their midfield and following the recent signings of Lee Erwin and Charlie Horton that could be the next area of focus for Rosler.

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