Guillem Balague says Manchester United are scouting Bojan; says £10m release clause exists only if Stoke are relegated

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Manchester United are allegedly keeping tabs on the Stoke City forward.

Spanish football journalist Guillem Balague has commented on Bojan Krkic’s situation at Stoke City, suggesting that the player is on the radar of Manchester United among others in a Twitter post.

The 25-year-old secondary striker is enjoying a wonderful spell at Stoke City, where he has formed a formidable front three with Xherdan Shaqiri and Marko Arnautovic, but there have been suggestions that some of England’s biggest clubs are taking notice.

Stoke boss Mark Hughes recently went on record to dismiss claims of a release clause in Bojan’s contract in comments published on the club’s official Twitter account. And yet Balague has made a bold claim this week, seemingly contradicting the Potters manager.

Writing on Twitter on Tuesday Balague said, “Bojan has a buy-out clause for £10million but only if Stoke go down. Barcelona (are) not looking at him. Scouts at Manchester United, Chelsea and Valencia (have) been to see him.”

United could certainly do with some more creativity and goal-threat up front but with absolutely no chance of Stoke being relegated this season that alleged clause may as well be forgotten.

That does not mean United may not try their hand in due course. But the way Stoke are playing at the moment, and after the club stood by him during a serious injury, do not expect the Spaniard to be heading to Old Trafford, or anywhere else for that matter, for quite some time.

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