English Premier League side Stoke City want Espanyol manager Quique Sanchez Flores to replace the sacked Mark Hughes.
Hughes was let go last week and it has emerged that the Esapnyol gaffer is their preferred choice.
Martin O’Neill was also mentioned but a Stoke City representative has already met QSF and, according to Spanish football expert Guillem Balague, he has until Friday to decide if he wants the job.
Flores has been at the RCDE Stadium since leaving Watford in 2016 but may be interested in a move back to the Premier League.
Balague is well known to be an Espanyol fan and the Spaniard had this to say when speaking to Sky Sports News.
“Stoke want an answer by tomorrow (Friday). Quique Sanchez Flores has not said yes yet but will answer tomorrow. He will either give them an immediate yes or stay at Espanyol.
“My instinct is that the proposal is so interesting plus the fact that Espanyol have not kept their promises from when Quique first arrived suggests to me that he will announce his departure from Esapnyol.”
His contract at Espanyol still has 18 months to run but he has a clause which allows him to be sold.
His side are in Copa del Rey action against Levante tonight.