Stoke look to have missed out on the signing of Portugal ace Nani after the player agreed to join Spanish outfit Valencia.
Potters assistant boss Mark Bowen yesterday admitted that Mark Hughes was keen to do a deal, and chairman Peter Coates also hinted at a potential move.
However Valencia have also been heavily linked in recent weeks and have now clinched a deal after agreeing a fee in the region of 8million euros with Fenerbahce.
The former Manchester United ace only joined the Turkish side last summer from the Red Devils but has already decided to switch destinations over to La Liga.
He will be officially presented when Portgual’s Euro 2016 campaign comes to an end, with the national team taking on Wales in the semi-final on Wednesday.
The 29-year-old would have been a good signing for Stoke, but it looks like their interest came too late.