Stoke are closing in on their next manager after offering Quique Sanchez Flores a five-year deal to replace Mark Hughes.
The Espanyol boss refused to discuss a potential move back to the Premier League after leading his side into the Copa del Rey quarter-finals on Thursday night.
But Sportsmail understands that he could be announced within the next 24 hours and he is expected to attend Monday’s game against Manchester United.
More to follow.
Quique Sanchez Flores is on the brink of leaving Espanyol for Stoke after being offered a deal