Rumors have circulated in the past week following the dismissal of Mark Hughes, that Flores was reportedly close to agreeing a 5-year deal at the bet365 stadium, however it now seems that Stoke will now have to turn their elsewhere.
Balague, a well-respected Spanish journalist, claims the current Espanyol boss has already met with the club's board over a potential deal.
While O'Neill had spoken to Stoke officials about the job, it was expected that Flores would be given the job after his own conversations with Stoke's board and some non-committal quotes after Espanyol's cup game on Wednesday night.
Flores waves to fans after leading his side to victory over Malaga in La Liga on Monday night
The 52-year-old alluded to that in his post-match press conference but did not indicate he wanted to leave the club.
"Here I have all I need".
"I live in a big city, in one of the best leagues, and I have reason to be happy and not to live anxious".
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"I belong to Espanyol. I don't have to explain anything else".
Sanchez Flores, who guided to Watford to a 13th-placed Premier League finish and an FA Cup semi-final during his one season in English football in 2015-16, continued: "Football brings these types of situations and clubs ask questions and find out what they find out".
Meanwhile Keane and O'Neill attended the Soccer Writers' Association of Ireland Awards in Dublin and Friday night and of course declined to comment.
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"It happened three weeks ago with Gerard Moreno, but we have to think that we are happy with Espanyol".
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