Stoke identify replacement as Collins close to Burnley move

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Watford defender Ben Wilmot is interesting Stoke City.

The Daily Mail says Stoke are looking at Wilmot as a replacement for Burnley-bound Nathan Collins.

The Championship club have agreed a £12million fee with Burnley for 20-year-old Collins though discussions continue about add-ons.

It would be the first major signing at Burnley under new owner Alan Pace and their biggest deal since signing Ben Gibson from Middlesbrough.

Stoke boss Michael O'Neill would like 21-year-old Wilmot to fill the gap. Wilmot played 27 times for The Hornets last season but is unlikely to feature as much in the Premier League following their promotion.

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