Jerome and Kightly set to leave Stoke

Stoke City are set to offload striker Cameron Jerome and winger Michael Kightly when they return from loan spells this summer, according to the Stoke Sentinel.

The East Midlands club hope that their departure, as well as Matthew Etherington’s, can remove at least £100,000 of their weekly wage bill, as they look to make some new signings for next season.

Jerome has spent the season on loan at Crystal Palace under Tony Pulis, his former manager at the Britannia Stadium. In that time, he has scored two goals in 30 appearances, although Pulis has so far not made any bid to sign the 27-year-old on a permanent basis, so as things stand he is set to return to Stoke for pre-season training.

Kightly, who Pulis brought to Stoke from Wolverhampton Wanderers in the summer of 2012, has helped Burnley to promotion into the Premier League, scoring five goals in 37 games in all competitions, but is unlikely to have a future under current Potters boss Mark Hughes.

And with Hughes aiming to add more quality to his squad in the transfer window, neither player is likely to stay at Stoke for much longer.

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