Stoke City goalkeeper Jack Butland denies lodging transfer request

Stoke City goalkeeper Jack Butland denies lodging transfer request

Stoke goalkeeper Jack Butland has said he is not looking to leave the club amid reports Arsenal and Liverpool are interested in his services.

The trio of Premier League clubs is looking to cement a top 4 spot this season which is now up for grabs.

The player is keen to just keep going and help the his side try and avoid dropping down to the Championship this season.

Butland is tied to Stoke for another three-years, but City have also accepted that Butland is set to leave the club but they will be wanting in excess of £40million - making him the most expensive goalkeeper ever, surpassing the near £35million that Mancheester City paid for Brazilian Ederson last summer.

"I'm really pleased with the improvement in performances recently and we are finally feeling as though we are in games and could be picking up points", Butland told Stoke's official club website.

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Liverpool too has been unable to fix their issues in the last form of defense with Loris Karius and Simon Mignolet failing to impress the Anfield faithful.

Reds boss Jurgen Klopp is said to like the England man, while Arsenal may opt to draft in a long-term replacement for Petr Cech, who is 35.

Chelsea, may also be on the lookout for a new 'keeper with current number one Thibaut Courtois stalling on a new contract, and the Belgium global has been heavily linked with a move to Real Madrid.

Both Arsenal and Livepool have been linked with a £40m ($56m) summer move for Butland, who is in contention to be England's first-choice stopper at the World Cup in Russian Federation.

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