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Stoke bid to bring in French striker on loan

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Stoke City are set to bring in their second striker of this transfer window, Emmanuel Riviere on loan from Monaco, according to the Daily Mail.

The French international has fallen down the pecking order at the Ligue 1 club, following the £50 million arrival of Radamel Falcao, but has still managed to score eight goals in 16 appearances.

The striker has been linked with a host of Premier League clubs including Everton and Crystal Palace, but Stoke look the most likely to sign the 23-year-old, as they look for cover for out going strikers Peter Crouch and Kenwyne Jones.

Jones has been the subject of attention from Everton, even though manager Mark Hughes said Stoke are yet to receive an offer for the out of favour striker.

Meanwhile, Jon Walters and Crouch are believed to be former manager Tony Pulis' targets at Crystal Palace, as he looks to help The Eagles avoid the drop.

Stoke have also sent latest signing Juan Agudelo out on loan at Utrecht in Holland for six months so that the striker can try again to gain a work permit in the summer.

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