Hughes still chasing Assaidi
Stoke manager Mark Hughes has not given up on his bid to sign Liverpool winger Oussama Assaidi.
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The Morocco international spent last season on loan at the Britannia Stadium and Hughes is keen to bring the winger back on a permanent deal.
Initially the Reds' asking price of £7million was perceived to be a stumbling block and then reports emerged over the weekend that the player's wage demands were an issue.
However, Hughes remains hopeful an agreement can be reached.
"It's on-going and these things happen. Everybody knows we are interested and that is still the case," he told The Sentinel.