England 'keeper Jack Butland's destination for this season still to be decided
Stoke City manager Mark Hughes is mulling over whether to send England Under-21 goalkeeper Jack Butland back out on loan or keep him at the Britannia Stadium.
The highly-rated 20-year-old joined the Potters from Birmingham in January but was loaned straight back to the Championship club for the remainder of last season.
Stoke No1 Asmir Begovic had been linked with a move to one of the Premier League's big guns, but Liverpool opted for Sunderland's Simon Mignolet and interest in the Bosnian has subsided.
Butland will not want to spend the season warming the bench, but Hughes insists he will only go on loan if the right deal can be done.
He said: "Jack's an outstanding young 'keeper and it's about making sure he develops.
“If there's not the right opportunity, and we don't think it's advantageous to his development, then he won't go out, he'll stay with us."