Lambert insists Stoke keeper Butland unfazed by Liverpool link

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However, with relegation very much a possibility for Stoke, speculation surrounds Butland's future at the bet365 Stadium, with new links to other Premier League clubs.

It was reported that the England worldwide requested away from the club in the upcoming summer transfer window, but Butland has publicly rubbished these rumours.

The 24-year-old England worldwide is in contention for a starting spot for the Three Lions at the summer World Cup, and has already proven himself at the topflight with the Potters.

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However, Butland has taken to Twitter to vehemently deny those rumours and insists he is fully focussed on keeping Stoke in the Premier League.

The England global could be set to represent his country at the World Cup this summer, with the number one jersey still up for grabs.

Even if they are relegated they can expect a fee of £30m-plus if they follow Sunderland's lead when they sold Jordan Pickford to Everton following their slide into the Championship at the end of last season.

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Speaking to The Mirror, the Lambert said: I only heard about the story this morning and that Jack had quashed the rumours.

Stoke are now lodged in the relegation zone, with just 11 matches to go, and Butland was reported to have told club chiefs that he was desperate to move on in the summer.

"Does it surprise me that rumours fly about? He's been terrific since I've been here and as a person he's been great too".

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Reds boss Jurgen Klopp is said to like the England man, while Arsenal may opt to draft in a long-term replacement for Petr Cech, who is 35.

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