Galatasaray hope to fend off Celtic in deal for Stoke's Abdoulaye Faye

Wanted: Faye

Wanted: Faye

Stoke defender Abdoulaye Faye is wanted by Turkish side Galatasaray.

Manager Tony Pulis wanted the 32-year-old to stay following inquiries from Celtic last week but Galatasaray are hopeful of a deal.

Stoke defender Andrew Davies, meanwhile, is keen to rejoin Middlesbrough where he has been training after being left out of Stoke's 25-man Premier League squad.

Davies, 25, began his career with Boro and would relish a return to the Riverside Stadium.

Stoke paid £1m to sign Davies from Southampton in August 2008 but he has only started one game for the club and made just three more substitute appearances.

Davies said: 'It’s just a dream come true to be back here training.'

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