The former Chelsea starlet is prepared to return to English football and could play anywhere across the back four or as a holding midfielder for Mark Hughes.

Stoke boss Mark Hughes wants to bring Michael Mancienne back to the Premier League - in a loan deal from Hamburg.

Former Chelsea defender Mancienne is prepared to return to England after two years as his German club are looking to bring in new talent.

The 25-year-old, who was an England Under-21s regular in his time with Chelsea, can play across the back four or as a defensive midfielder and would be a huge asset for the Potters.