Stoke boss comments on Bojan's situation amid reported Liverpool interest

Mark Hughes Press Conference Disappointed 12/02/2014

Bojan Krkic has been linked with Liverpool, Manchester United and Chelsea.

Stoke City boss Mark Hughes has said that forward Bojan Krkic is going nowhere amid speculation of interest from the likes of Liverpool, Manchester United and Chelsea, Sky Sports reports.

The former Barcelona man has been in fine form this season, scoring three goals in 11 Premier League starts for the Potters and helping them surge up the table.

As per a recent report in The Sun, Liverpool, United and Chelsea are said to be tracking him ahead of a potential £10 million offer in the upcoming January transfer window.

When quizzed on the reported interest, Stoke boss Hughes said such stories aren’t surprising ahead of January but warns any potential suitor against making a move for the forward.

"It's a couple of weeks before the bonkers season; we're very near to January so these stories start to raise their head," the Welshman said, as reported by Sky Sports.

"It doesn't surprise me, I don't think it's with any foundation. Bojan is an exceptional talent. Is there going to be interest? Possibly. But we wouldn't encourage it.”

Bojan comes with quite a reputation having featured for AS Roma and of course Barcelona, coming through the famous La Masia academy and winning a bunch of trophies with the Catalan giants.

Many questioned whether his small physique and style of play would be a problem at Stoke, yet he has dealt with the rigors of Premier League football extremely well.

Reported interest from Liverpool and United isn’t really surprising considering his pedigree, yet both clubs have plenty of attacking talent on offer and Bojan may not make much of a difference.

The Reds for instance have Philippe Coutinho, Adam Lallana and Roberto Firmino vowing for central positions, suggesting that any attempt to sign Bojan would be quite needless.

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