Stoke agree Chadwick fee
By Alex Livie
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Stoke City have entered into dialogue with Luke Chadwick.Stoke City have entered into dialogue with Luke Chadwick after agreeing a fee with West Ham for the former Manchester United winger.
Chadwick has impressed during a loan stint at The Britannia Stadium and has done enough to convince Potters boss Johan Boskamp that he could aid their push for promotion from The Championship.
Hammers chief Alan Pardew has deemed Chadwick surplus to requirements, with the Upton Park board accepting an offer from their Stoke counterparts.
Stoke have held negotiations with Chadwick and his representative, but no deal has been struck.
"We have had a fruitful discussion with his agent," revealed director of football John Rudge. "But he warned us that other clubs were interested without saying who.
"We have agreed things at the West Ham end, so it's just a case of persuading Luke to come here now on a long-term contract.
"The one sticking point has been the fact he lives in Cambridge because he clearly cannot keep travelling for two-and-a-half hours before every training session.
"But he has indicated he would contemplate moving nearer to Stoke if we can tie up a deal."
The news that Stoke have struck a deal with The Hammers could flush out other interested parties ahead of the transfer window reopening in January.