Stoke City face a double brake on their interest in Tottenham defender Kevin Wimmer.

Tottenham are unwilling to sell the £15m-rated centre half until they have recruited a replacement.

And Stoke face potentially stiff competition from West Bromwich Albion for the 24 year-old Austrian's signature.

Baggies boss Tony Pulis will need no second invitation either to intensify his interest in Wimmer even further if he loses Jonny Evans to Manchester City.