Back at the weekend, it was reported by the Portuguese media that Stoke City had placed a bid for Maritimo winger André Vidigal.

It was claimed by journalist Pedro Sepulveda that the Potters’ offer wasn’t good enough, as they couldn’t even outbid Vitória Guimarães in the race for the 24-year-old.

Now as the reporter comes up with an update, it’s said Stoke City haven’t given up on the chase, and are actually close to getting the transfer done.

Sepulveda writes on Twitter that the Potters raised their bid to €500k and ‘guaranteed’ the signing of Vidigal.

Stoke City are sill letting Maritimo keep 15% of a future transfer.

According to the report, the winger is already in England to have his medicals and sign the contract with the Championship side.

Vidigal had joined Marítimo back in 2021, on a €500k deal from Dutch side Fortuna Sittard. In his time at the Portuguese club, he had nine goals and three assists in 73 appearances.

They had been playing the first division last season, and with the relegation, he’s one of those leaving the club.