Stoke City boss Paul Lambert: 'Jack Butland not affected by transfer rumours'

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The Potters have picked five points in the four games since Paul Lambert took over as manager from Mark Hughes, and Butland praised the work done by the Scot during his short time at the club. "Butland is one of the best goalkeepers going around, in Europe terms as well".

Stoke are now struggling after a poor league season.

The 24-year-old took to Twitter to deny rumours he had asked for a transfer, vowing to fight to secure the club's top-flight future.

Before this spreads any further, i haven't told the club i want to leave, i'm focused on doing everything i can to keep the club in this division! stop believing everything you read!

Liverpool too has been unable to fix their issues in the last form of defense with Loris Karius and Simon Mignolet failing to impress the Anfield faithful.

Arsenal may also be looking to replace the ageing Petr Cech between the sticks at the Emirates.

Chelsea could be losing Thibaut Courtois to European champions Real Madrid in the summer with the Belgian close to reuniting with his family in Spain next season.

Butland has been a rock between the posts for the struggling Potters but they now look set to lose him at the end of the season.

The England worldwide is expected to be part of England's World Cup squad, but is enduring life at the wrong end of the Premier League table with the Potters this season.

"He is one of the best, I don't care what anybody says".