Stoke have rejected loan moves for Giannelli Imbula as they look to secure a permanent exit for their record signing.

Imbula has featured in both of the Potters' first two pre-season friendlies out in Switzerland this week, including last night's friendly at Biel/Bienne, which was eventually won 6-5 in penalty shoot-out sudden death.

But it is clear the club is still open to serious offers for the 24-year-old midfielder, who did not start a Premier League game in the second half of last season.