Commons rejects improved terms
By Simon Fudge
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The 20-year-old rejected the fresh terms in writing to The Potters, having decided that the offer was not what he was looking for from the club.
Stoke also revealed that they have rejected a bid from Midlands rivals Nottingham Forest for the young winger.
Stoke's director of football John Rudge was disappointed by Commons's decision to turn down their offer, but he believes all is not lost at this stage.
"Kris has refused our new terms in writing, but we remain in a position where we are desperately keen to get him to sign," Rudge told the club's official website.
"Because he is out of contract, the situation is effectively out of our hands but we will be contacting Kris to see if we can still persuade him to stay and we have still not given up hope.
"We are doing everything we can. We have received an offer from Nottingham Forest for him but that has been turned down.
"He has refused the terms his agent requested, terms we not only met but actually went above in a bid to get his signature.
"He had a meeting with team manager Tony Pulis a week ago and during that we emphasised how strongly we wanted him to stay and continue his career at the club."
Despite rejecting Forest's offer, the City Ground club are still hopeful of signing Commons before the end of the month.