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Stoke City transfer round-up: Lee Gregory latest, Ryan Woods update, Rangers/Celtic chase striker

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It has been a rather quiet start to the January transfer window for Stoke City, who will be looking to reshape their squad under Michael O’Neill this month.

Two departures have already taken place at the bet365 Stadium with Badou N’Diaye and Peter Etebo leaving on loan for Trabzonspor and Getafe respectively.

But incomings are what’s needed if Stoke are to start improving and start pushing up the Championship table and steer well clear of the relegation zone.

Here, though, we begin our Stoke transfer round-up with another potential departure…

Lee Gregory

The Daily Mail claims that Cardiff City are interested in signing Lee Gregory, with Neil Harris reportedly keen to reunite with the striker.

Harris managed Gregory at Millwall where the latter scored 77 goals in over 230 appearances for the Lions, but left to join Stoke on a free transfer in the summer.

But since his move to Staffordshire, Gregory has found the net just four times in 24 games, with his work-rate failing to couple up with his quality in front of goal.

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Ryan Woods and Josh Tymon

The same report from the Daily Mail claims that the club will listen to offers for midfielder Ryan Woods as well as defender Josh Tymon.

Left-back Tymon was recalled from his loan spell at Famalicao last month, but is yet to make an appearance under O’Neill since returning to Stoke.

Midfielder Woods, meanwhile, was reintroduced to the first-team by O’Neill having found game time hard to come by under previous boss, Nathan Jones.

But the 26-year-old has now been linked with a move away from the club, despite making six appearances under the former Northern Ireland manager.

Tyrese Campbell

Campbell continues to be linked away with a move away from Stoke, with Sky Sports crediting Rangers and Celtic with an interest in the forward.

The 20-year-old has been in fine form in front of goal under O’Neill, scoring three times in his last four Championship appearances, but Stoke face the difficult task of tying him down to a new deal.

The forward’s contract expires at the end of the season, meaning that the likes of Celtic and Rangers are able to talk to him now ahead of a potential move to Scotland.

It is claimed that the reported clubs would only have to pay around £400,000 due to a cross-border compensation fee.


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