Crystal Palace have lost the race to sign Porto defender Bruno Martins Indi, according to reports.

Stoke have had a bid in the region of £7m accepted for Martini Indi, who is understood to be keen on a return to the Premier League.

The Netherlands international starred for the Potters during a loan spell last season, making 37 appearances.

Earlier this summer, the Eagles agreed a fee with Porto to take Martins Indi to Selhurst Park.

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However, Sky Sports say the in-demand centre-half never turned up for his medical.

Stoke had previously bulked at Porto’s £13m asking price, but the Portuguese club have since lowered it.

Martins Indi, who is likely to complete his Stoke move before their Premier League opener with Everton on Saturday, will be competing with Ryan Shawcross, Kurt Zouma and Philipp Wollscheid for a starting berth.