There has been some reports which have revealed Stoke aand Liverpool are locked in talks over a deal to take winger Oussama Assaidi to the Britannia on a permanent basis.
The young man has impressed during his time with Stoke this season and boss Mark Hughes is hopeful of keeping the Moroccan after a successful season-long loan.
As quoted on the Daily Star website, Hughes said: “We like Ossie and if we could come to an arrangement with Liverpool we would like to bring him here.
“He’s a valuable player and I think Liverpool recognise that. I think there’s been tentative enquiries but nothing concrete yet.
“He’s done really well here. It’s certainly helped him and Ossie’s certainly helped us.
“He’s got good friends here. He’s got a good relationship with Marko Arnautovic – they make a nice couple!”