Andros Townsend has become the target of two Premier League clubs after being excluded from the starting XI in Crystal Palace's 0-3 loss to Huddersfield on Saturday. The winger is not a part of new boss Frank De Boer's plans and could be moved on having only made 41 appearances for the Eagles.
With Riyad Mahrez angling for a move away from the King Power Stadium, Andros Townsend could be lined up as his replacement, with Craig Shakespeare set to hijack Stoke's interest in the winger, the two clubs are preparing for a transfer face-off to secure his services.
Following an unsuccessful stint at Crystal Palace, Townsend is now surplus to requirements and may be willing to listen to offers with the two clubs now competing over the England international. According to the Mirror, Stoke's initial enquiry was blocked by Palace,
Meanwhile, Leicester cannot afford to lose Riyad Mahrez, but are preparing for life after him after the Algerian made his interest in leaving the club public. R
At £15m though, the former Spurs youth product is not bad value for someone who has shown glimpses of his potential over the years.