Stoke chairman hopeful of new Walters deal

Stoke City chairman Peter Coates is hopeful that striker Jon Walters will sign a new deal with the club.

Reports claim Stoke rejected a bid from Norwich for the striker on Friday.

Coates told the Sentinel: “We are hoping Jon Walters will sign a new contract with us and we feel are close to completing that with him.

“He’s a very good player, one the club values, and that’s why we are trying to agree a new contract with him.”