Stoke City’s Joselu signed for Deportivo La Coruna at the start of the season, but a knee injury sustained on his debut kept him out of action until November.

The 26-year-old scored twice against Real Madrid at the weekend, and reports suggest Deportivo are keen on making his move permanent. Mark Hughes let Joselu out in the summer, so the assumption is the manager isn’t a big fan.

According to La Voz de Galicia, Stoke City are reluctant to sell Joselu for less than £8m. Deportivo tried to negotiate a buying clause in his contract in the summer, but the Premier League side refused.

There was a new attempt by Deportivo to make his deal permanent, but there was a negative response from the Premier League side. Stoke City signed Joselu for €8m from Hannover 96, and are not ready to budge on their value.

It’s been reported Deportivo are also not ready to give up, and will make a fresh attempt next summer.

Joselu’s wages could also be an issue, as Stoke City are currently paying a percentage. The Spaniard has a contract until 2019 at Stoke City, and a lot could also be dependent on what he wants at the end of the season.