Collins cancels move to Stoke

WEST Ham centre back James Collins has rejected a �5million pound move to Stoke City.

WEST Ham centre back James Collins has rejected a �5million pound move to Stoke City.

An initial fee was agreed with the two clubs and the Wales international striker travelled to the Britannia Stadium to discuss a contract.

The deal, however, broke down as Collins could not agree personal terms with The Potters'.

West Ham have been struggling to sign a new striker during the summer transfer market and have been linked with a �6.5million move for Moroccan forward Marouane Chamakh.


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Club manager Gianfranco Zola insists the move is not dependant on the sale of Collins.

By James Tzanoudakis

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