Report: Stoke City confident of landing Quique Sanchez Flores despite hold up

Football Association conucillor Peter Coates looks on during the Barclays Premier League match between Fulham and Stoke City at Craven Cottage on February 11, 2012 in London, England.

It is claimed that Sanchez Flores could cost Stoke City £3.5 million.

Head coach Quique Sanchez Flores of RCD Espanyol argues with the assistant referee after Gerard Moreno of RCD Espanyol (not in picture) scored a disallowed goal during the La Liga match...

Stoke City are confident of landing Quique Sanchez Flores despite hold up in talks, the Sun reports.

Sanchez Flores is said to have informed Espanyol of his desire to become Stoke's new manager, little more than 18 months after he left the Potters' Premier League rivals Watford.

Quique Flores manager of Watford waves to supporters as a farewell after the Barclays Premier League match between Watford and Sunderland at Vicarage Road on May 15, 2016 in Watford,...

It is claimed the two clubs are still 'hammering out a deal', however, with Espanyol demanding £3.5 million to part with the 52-year-old. who led them to eighth in La Liga last season.

According to the Sun, this is only a minor obstacle and Stoke's chief executive Tony Scholes is still said to be in Barcelona in the hope of concluding a deal.

Stoke City Chief Executive Tony Scholes looks on prior to The Emirates FA Cup Third Round match between Coventry City and Stoke City at Ricoh Arena on January 6, 2018 in Coventry, England.

It is claimed that Sanchez Flores is likely to be in stands for the Potters' fixture against Manchester United on Monday, as he does not want to disrupt the plans put in place by caretaker duo Eddie Niedzwiecki and Kevin Russell this week.

The Sun cites reports in Spain which claim the former Valencia, Benfica and Atletico Madrid manager, could still take charge of Espanyol against Athletic Bilbao on Sunday.

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