Wolves told transfer price as Stoke City join Celtic and Crystal Palace in pursuit

Jake Clarke-Salter is wanted by a handful of Premier League clubs. The QPR defender could come at a cost to those teams. (Image: Getty Images)Jake Clarke-Salter is wanted by a handful of Premier League clubs. The QPR defender could come at a cost to those teams. (Image: Getty Images)
Jake Clarke-Salter is wanted by a handful of Premier League clubs. The QPR defender could come at a cost to those teams. (Image: Getty Images) | Getty Images
A six-team transfer tussle for a former Chelsea starlet is on the cards this summer with four Premier League clubs interested.

Wolves have been joined by Stoke City in the race to sign QPR star Jake Clarke-Salter, according to a report.

John Percy, the Midlands football reporter for the Telegraph said that Clarke-Salter is a 'top summer target' for the Potters. He also added that it will cost between £5m to £7m to secure his services with other clubs potentially interested.

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It was reported in April that Celtic had made 'tentative' contact over signing him. The other clubs said to be interested are Burnley, Crystal Palace and Ipswich Town with two of those confirmed to be in the Premier League next season.

Clarke-Salter is under contract at Loftus Road until the summer of 2026 and so the Hoops can demand a fee that they deem fit. The 26-year-old played 33 games for them in the Championship this season with a goal and an assist as well as playing in a defence that had 10 clean sheets. He was an unused substitute in their final day victory over Coventry City.

His only experience so far of the Premier League was a substitute appearance which came at Chelsea under Guus Hiddink in 2016. He has spent most of his career in the Championship and has made 118 appearances in the second tier for Sunderland, Birmingham City, Coventry City and QPR.

The 12-time England under-21 international also had a loan with Bristol Rovers in League One as well as a spell in the Netherlands playing for the Vitesse in the Eredivisie, which is the top flight of football in the Netherlands.

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