Report: Stoke prepared to double Jack Butland's wages amid interest from other Premier League sides

The England international has been sensational for the Potters this term.

Stoke City are prepared to offer Jack Butland a fresh contract that would see his wages doubled, in an attempt to keep him from being tempted to join one of their Premier League rivals, the Daily Mirror reports.

Despite the former Birmingham City goalkeeper agreeing a new deal at the Britannia Stadium only 11 months ago, the Mirror claims that the Potters are keen to tie him down to a new five-year deal that would see him pocket over £50,000 a week.

The desire to keep Butland at the club highlights how valuable he has been to Mark Hughes' side this season. Having been given a regular run in the team following Asmir Begovic's move to Chelsea in the summer, the 22-year-old has proved why he has been so highly rated for much of his career.

His ability to produce world-class saves is a major factor behind why Stoke currently find themselves in the top half of the table, and why, with 11 games to go, they remain in contention for a spot in the Europa League.

And if they do manage to secure a place in Europe next season, then it will surely be Butland that they will have to thank for the number of times his performances have kept them in games they looked set to lose. 

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