Rowett believes Butland will stay at Stoke

[/media-credit] Jack Butland is among several keepers linked with Chelsea

Stoke boss Gary Rowett is confident Jack Butland will stay at the club.

The Potters are yet to receive a serious offer for the 25-year-old England international, who has been linked with Chelsea.

Butland is among the host of keepers to have been touted as a possible replacement for Chelsea keeper Thibaut Courtois, who continues to be linked with Real Madrid.

But Rowett said: “I expect him to stay. I hope he stays. I’m also pragmatic enough to know it’s football and anything can happen in the last few days of the window.

“I imagine he would be the type of player who some teams would covet. I’m a realist but I hope he’s still here.

“I can only react and answer what’s in front of me. The answer is we haven’t had an offer which the club feel is financially viable – or I don’t think any strong offer yet.

“Jack has never made any real moves to want to leave and he’s contracted to us and we’re not even a week away from the first game.”