Report: Steven N'Zonzi holding final talks over Stoke City contract situation

Stoke City boss Mark Hughes has arranged one final meeting with midfielder Steven N'Zonzi.

According to the Stoke Sentinel, Stoke City manager Mark Hughes wants one last meeting with Potters midfielder Steven N'Zonzi in a last-ditch attempt to keep him at the club.

N'Zonzi, 26, is one of the Premier League's more underrated midfielders, and impressed under Hughes at the Britannia Stadium last season.

However, the Frenchman is out of contract in a year's time, meaning Stoke are vulnerable to losing him either on a free transfer in 2016, or for a cut-price fee this summer.

The Mirror recently reported that the likes of Aston Villa and West Ham United are considering moves to sign the former Blackburn star this summer, as they hope to lure Stoke into a sale.

Now though, the Stoke Sentinel report that Potters boss Hughes is set to meet with N'Zonzi this week in a final attempt to tempt him into staying with Stoke City.

The powerful midfielder will now have a big decision to make in the coming days, with Stoke seemingly ready to part ways with N'Zonzi if the meeting doesn't go to plan.

Aston Villa or West Ham?

Truth be told, N'Zonzi should be aiming slightly higher than Aston Villa and West Ham, but they could both offer enticing financial packages this summer.

Villa certainly need a new midfielder this summer having lost loanee Tom Cleverley to Everton, with manager Tim Sherwood no doubt desperate to replace Cleverley - and N'Zonzi would even be an upgrade over the former Manchester United midfielder.

West Ham have already signed Sampdoria midfielder Pedro Obiang, and he is somewhat similar to N'Zonzi - so West Ham should look to invest money in other areas, which could leave Villa in pole position to land N'Zonzi's signature.

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