The Potters have lined up a move for their next shot stopper.
Stoke City are seemingly already preparing for life without Liverpool-bound Asmir Begovic by lining up a move for FC Twente goalkeeper Timo Plattel, according to the Daily Mail.
With Jack Butland already at the club having signed from Birmingham City in January, it’s thought the young England international would make the step up to the No.1 spot.
However, competition for places would be key at the Britannia Stadium and the club want to sign 19-year-old Plattel to keep Butland on his toes.
Begovic has been linked with a number of moves to top Premier League sides this summer, including Arsenal and Manchester United, but it now looks likely that Liverpool are going to get their man.
“I want to start preparing on July 10, with all the players of Liverpool,” the Bosnian has said about his future.
“I have ambition to play at the highest level and test myself at that standard.”
It looks like a week of exits at Stoke after the club parted ways with their manager of seven years, Tony Pulis, on Tuesday.
The Potters finished outside the bottom six in the top flight for the fifth season running however, following their promotion to the Premier League in 2009.
Begovic meanwhile signed from Portsmouth in 2010 for £3.3million, although had to initially fight for the ‘keeper’s jersey with Thomas Sorensen.
Yet since establishing himself in that spot the 25-year-old has never looked back and despite a relatively poor season for Stoke in 2012/13, the Bosnia international still managed to keep 11 clean sheets in the league.