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Stoke and Southampton chasing Schalke ace for January swoop

| 05.12.2016

FC Schalke’s Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting could be plying his trade in the Premier League very soon, with Stoke and Southampton both courting the forward’s signature.

The 27-year-old has been linked with both the Potters and the Saints, who are each seeking some creative January additions.

The bookies make Stoke slight favourites at 5/1 to sign Choupo-Moting in January, with 6/1 saying he moves to the south coast.

With a contract which is set to expire in the summer, Schalke risk losing the Cameroon international for nothing.

But a valuation of just under £7m by transfermarkt.co.uk suggests the Bundesliga outfit could be ready to sell if a suitable offer arrives in January.

Choupo-Moting has been with Schalke for three years, joining from Mainz in 2014.

It was at the Opel Arena where the left-winger really came to prominence, hitting double figures in both the 2011-2012 and 2013-14 campaigns.

And in a move that may repeat itself this summer, the 27-year-old let his contract with Mainz run down, moving to Die Konigsblauen for free.

Nine goals and seven assists were a tidy return for a debut season at Schalke, with another six Bundesliga strikes last season.

But the German outfit will now have to make a decision if a January offer comes in, unless they wish to see history repeat itself.

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing



Richard Marsh

Richard loves his sport, especially if it involves the sound of tyres screaming around a race track. He's not fussy though and his '90s Premier League nostalgia and knowledge of team nicknames is tough to match.