Blackpool youngster Dom Telford could be set to turn down the offer of a Bloomfield Road contract in favour of a move to Stoke City.
The Premier League side have been monitoring the 18-year-old striker since he broke into Blackpool’s senior squad, scoring on his home debut against Rotherham in December.
Stoke saw an offer turned down for Telford in the January transfer window – the Seasiders rejecting the bid and making him a fresh contract offer.
Should Stoke follow up their interest with a firm summer offer, it’s believed Telford would join the club’s U21 development squad rather than Mark Hughes’ first team squad.
Another young player who could be on the move is midfield man Mark Waddington.
Like Telford, the 18-year-old looks set to reject the offer of a professional contract at Bloomfield Road, with Brighton believed to be poised with a bid.
Should either of the youngsters move this summer, Blackpool would be set for compensation due to the players being under the age of 23.
Last year Sheffield United were forced to pay around £50,000 for defender Harrison McGahey who impressed after breaking into Blackpool’s side at the end of last season.