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Three Lions striker move squashed

Stoke boss Tony Pulis says Peter Crouch is out of Stoke's price range.

By | 24th August 2010

England striker Peter Crouch has continuously been linked with a move away from White Hart Lane all summer, and on Monday reports emerged that Stoke City were in the running for the Tottenham striker. Boss Tony Pulis has moved quickly to squash these rumors, however, insisting that the tall striker is out of Stoke’s price range.

“No, we wouldn’t be able to afford Peter Crouch,” Pulis told Sky Sports when asked if he was interested in Crouch.

Stoke have already added firepower to their front line this summer with the acquisition of Kenwyne Jones, who made an immediate impact at the club. Nonetheless, the Potters aren’t quite finished with their summer business, with Pulis confirming that moves will be made by the end of August.

“We were looking at four [signings] before Mama [Sidibe] got injured, but there will be players leaving as well and we are hoping the next ten days will be a busy 10 days for everyone connected with the football club,” he confirmed.

“Again there’s been loads of speculation about loads of players leaving and for people to be moving on to do deals you have to have happy parties, have two clubs agree on deal and the player has to be happy to move.”

One player who has disappointed of late has been Tuncay. The Turkish international is immensely talented, but there are strong reports of him leaving the Brittania in the coming days.

“There is a lot of work that goes on behind the scenes and whether Tuny [Tuncay] is one of them we will have to wait and see,” concluded Pulis.

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