Stoke City are the third English Championship team to be linked with out-of-contract Motherwell star Allan Campbell.

‘Well boss Graham Alexander has confirmed the midfielder will leave the club after an excellent time at his boyhood club, making 160 appearances by the age of 22. Millwall were linked with him in January and now Stoke City have entered the fray.

Stoke City manager Michael O'Neil is said to be keen on Allan Campbell.

Stoke City manager Michael O’Neil is said to be keen on Allan Campbell. (Photo by Lewis Storey/Getty Images)

Luton Town were also linked but that rumour has no substance. Motherwell also knocked back a bid for Campbell in January but the midfielder will leave the club for a development fee, although this would be within the Stoke City price range.

Some Scottish clubs have also been linked with Campbell but finances are favoured towards English suitors. Motherwell would be due more in a development fee if Campbell was to go to a Scottish club opposed to an English side like Stoke City. That fee will be in the mid-range of six figures wherever he goes.

The midfielder started against Dundee United on Wednesday night as Motherwell drew 2-2 at Tannadice. But Campbell’s game ended after six minutes when he was substituted with a calf injury. Stoke City were also linked with Motherwell right-back Stephen O’Donnell before he signed a new Fir Park deal.

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