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Move goes to Pott for Stoke ace.

Byline: paul o'hehir

JONATHAN WALTERS remains a Stoke City player after a touted move to Norwich City failed to materialise.

The striker, involved in a contract standoff with the Potters, was the subject of two Canaries bids in recent weeks.

And he missed Republic of Ireland training yesterday and on Monday to sort out his club future.

But Walters, seeking a two-year deal from Stoke who are only willing to offer a one year contract, is staying put after Stoke failed to land Mile Jedinak from Crystal Palace.

The 31-year-old, who was also wanted by Leicester City yesterday, should join up with the Irish squad later today.

Tongue-in-cheek Walters last night tweeted that Manchester United boss Louis Van Gaal missed out on him.

Walters wrote: "Helicopter away for the year. Sorry LVG it's not happening."

Norwich's Robbie Brady would have loved Walters to join him at Carrow Road.

He said: "He's a good mate of mine and a great player who scores goals and works his socks off."

Aiden McGeady was touted for a loan move from Everton with Sunderland rumoured to be interest but is staying at Everton.

Apparent interest from Paris St Germain and Bayern Munich in Seamus Coleman was kept on the back-burner and he too remains an Everton man.

Elsewhere, ex-Sligo Rovers and Shamrock Rovers striker Eoin Doyle joined Preston on loan for the season.

Doyle joined Cardiff in the January window and scored five goals in the second-half of last season but hasn't featured in a league game this term.

He said: "Once I heard the interest was there I was very keen to get the deal over the line. It's nice to know the manager has confidence in me."

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Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Sep 2, 2015
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