POPOV READY TO POP IN
GORAN POPOV’S move to Stoke looks to be back on – after the Potters discovered he has a Bulgarian passport.
Tony Pulis will find out today if the Macedonian left-back, 27, will be granted a work permit.
Popov had feared he would be denied the right to play in England as Macedonia are ranked outside the top 70 countries rankings.
But Bulgaria are in the EU and people can move freely between member countries.
That should be enough for Popov to complete a seasonlong loan from Dynamo Kiev.
Pulis also fancies Juventus full-back Reto Ziegler.