Sentinel Playerwatch - Transfer Window Day 16: Pulis wants a Friend
IT could all be over before anyone could really even say 'How Do' to Edu.
Tony Pulis turned to American international Maurice Edu late in August after a move to take Tom Huddlestone on loan from Tottenham had collapsed.
The 26-year-old midfielder has since been given all of nine minutes of game time at the back end of a 0-0 draw at Anfield against Liverpool in October, stuck in the pecking order behind Steven Nzonzi, Glenn Whelan and Dean Whitehead.
Now, the Star, in Istanbul, reckons he is on his way to Bursaspor to replace their star midfielder Alfred N'Diaye, who has just been sold to Sunderland.
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The Turkish team are also tracking Landry N'Guémo, from Bordeaux, says the Bursada Bugun, but apparently talks with Edu are further down the line.
Incoming, Stoke are reportedly monitoring left-back-***-centre-back George Friend, who Sky Sports say "has been a stand-out for performer for Middlesbrough" this season.
There probably are not many 6ft 2in-tall centre-backs who can play at left-back in the country who Pulis is not monitoring, however.
West Ham and West Brom are also said to be keeping tabs on the 25-year-old, formerly of Doncaster Rovers, Wolves and Exeter City.
Finally, Stoke's FA Cup maestro Thomas Sorensen has told Danish newspaper BT that he will look to move on in the summer to find more glove time.
He said: "I must admit that Asmir Begovic has done incredibly well this season, so there is not much to complain about that I do not get playing time.
"But it is obviously not a sustainable situation in the long run, and this summer I will try to find a place to play."