Stoke City agree deal for Birmingham City's Jack Butland?

Birmingham goalie Jack Butland sits dejected after a late Huddersfield equaliser on January 12, 2013
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Birmingham City goalkeeper Jack Butland reportedly opts for a move to Stoke City after rejecting Chelsea earlier this week.

Stoke City have reportedly clinched the signing of Birmingham City goalkeeper Jack Butland.

The Potters have been heavily linked with the 19-year-old, who is said to have rejected the chance to move to Chelsea due to his desire to have regular first-team football.

It is believed that Butland completed a medical last night and is poised to put pen to paper on a permanent move today following Stoke's offer of just under £5m to the Blues, according to Sky Sports News.

Reports have claimed that Butland will be loaned back to Birmingham for the remainder of the season.

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