Stoke City: Chief executive Tony Scholes targeting more signings

Tony Scholes
Scholes is pleased with the quality of the current squad at the Britannia Stadium

Stoke City still have "one or two" transfer targets ahead of the new season but are happy with the core of their squad according to chief executive Tony Scholes.

The Potters recently signed Spain Under-21 striker Joselu and had been linked with Sporting Lisbon's Cedric Soares before he joined Southampton.

"There's one or two we'd still like to do," Scholes told BBC Radio Stoke.

"We've got a squad that's very strong already and we're looking to improve."

Stoke had another impressive campaign under Mark Hughes last term, finishing ninth in the Premier League table with a club record 54 points.

That tally was helped by an outstanding 6-1 thrashing of Liverpool in their final match, a result that Scholes says proves the club is in a healthy position ahead of the new season.

"We start from an incredibly strong base, the squad did incredibly well last year," he said.

"Obviously it was a fantastic result at the end of the season and we want to improve on what's already a very good squad."

As well as Joselu, the Potters have also agreed deals with defender Philipp Wollscheid and goalkeeper Jakob Haugaard.

They have also been tracking Ukraine winger Yevhen Konoplyanka.

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