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Stoke bid £8m for former United striker

Stoke City make a move for Mame Biram Diouf

By | 19th July 2013
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Stoke City have launched an unexpected £8m bid for former Manchester United forward Mame Biram Diouf, who has spent the last two seasons making a name for himself with German club Hannover 96, according to The Mirror.

Stoke City boss Mark Hughes looks to improve an attack that is expecting the departure of a few key players, including Peter Crouch and Kenwyne Jones, and are moving quickly to expedite the transfer of Diouf in hopes of finalizing the move today.

After failing to impress at Manchester United, the Senegalese hit-man transferred to Hannover 96 in 2011, where he has established himself as a regular in the squad, as well as a consistent scorer. The Hannover forward notched 10 goals in 15 appearances during his first season, followed by 27 goals in 51 appearances the next season.

Diouf now faces the possibility of a return to the Premier League, where he received the most playing time while out on loan at Blackburn during the 2010/2011 season, as well as scoring one goal in five appearances for the Red Devils between 2009 and 2012.

A move to Stoke might tempt the Senegalese to return to England now more than ever, with his stock rising quickly over the past few months due to his impressive performances and goal-scoring abilities. And with Stoke looking to sign a powerful front-man who can lead them to a top-ten Premier League finish, they are looking at Diouf, who can hopefully replicate his current form for the Staffordshire club.

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