Stoke City Set  To  Bid  £12m for Juventus Midfielder  Mario Lemina

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​Stoke City are set to offer around £12m to sign midfielder Mario Lemina from Juventus, according to The Guardian.

Stoke City manager Mark Hughes is reportedly stepping up his recruitment drive ahead of the new Premier League season, and wants to strengthen his squad with the Gabon international.

Lemina joined the Serie A champions from Marseille for £7.5m in April having spent the season on loan in Turin.

Leicester are understood to have tabled an offer for Lemina earlier in the transfer window before opting to sign Nampalys Mendy.

 Despite Glen Whelan signing a new one-year contract extension this week, Stoke’s manager, Mark Hughes, has been keen to strengthen his midfield and Lemina has emerged as their main target. The 22-year-old operates mainly as a defensive midfielder and made seven Serie A starts as Juventus retained the scudetto last season, with the Italians now keen to cash in having signed Miralem Pjanic from Roma earlier this summer.

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