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Stoke keen on Uchebo

November 1, 2011

VVV-Venlo striker Michael Uchebo is being targeted by Stoke.

Michael Uchebo
GettyImagesStoke are said to be interested in Michael Uchebo

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VVV sporting director Mario Captein claims Uchebo, 21, will go to England for talks in the next fortnight if the requisite paperwork can be arranged.

He told Voetbal International: "They want to talk to Michael. You should see it as a sort of interview. You always want to talk to a player before you agree to sign them. It shows at least that Stoke's interest is very serious."

As for when he will visit the Potteries, Captein added: "Next week there are no matches in the Eredivisie [due to the Euro 2012 play-offs] so that would be a good time."

Nigeria Under-20 international Uchebo, who at 6ft 5in would fit in with Stoke's direct style, joined VVV in 2010 from Enugu Rangers in his homeland. He is out of contract next summer.