After seemingly clearing the way for a big money payday with the sale of goalkeeper Asmir Begovic by bringing in Jack Butland from Birmingham, they now seem to think they can get £15million for him.
Its speculated that United and Manchester City are interested in Begovic with United expected to make a bid of around £9million in the summer.
Now Stoke say that there must another £6million on top of that.
It must be stressed that this story originated in the Daily Mirror so it should not be taken as a certain fact, but if it's true then Stoke must think that everyone is as daft as those lovable rogues that follow them around called the Naughty 40.
What a laugh.