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Stoke want Shaun Wright-Phillips, Peter Crouch and Wilson Palacios

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10 Aug 2011 09:52:18

Stoke want Shaun Wright-Phillips, Peter Crouch and Wilson Palacios

Stoke will rival Bolton in the race to sign Manchester City misfit Shaun Wright-Phillips and have launched a final bid for Spurs duo Wilson Palacios and Peter Crouch. England international Wright-Phillips, 29, is surplus to requirements at the Etihad Stadium and City boss Roberto Mancini admitted he is open to offers for the former Chelsea star. Up for grabs: Manchester City are willing to offload winger Shaun Wright-Phillips Stoke already have two first-choice wingers in Matthew Etherington and Jermaine Pennant but manager Tony Pulis wants to provide competition ahead of a busy season with the Potters also challenging in Europe. City are said to want ?2million for Wright-Phillips, a fee Bolton boss Coyle is stalling on due to added problem of the player's wages. Tall order: Stoke are interested in Tottenham striker Peter Crouch But with the wealthy backing of owner Peter Coates, Stoke - who signed free agent Matthew Upson on Tuesday - are said to be confident in striking a deal. It is also understood that ambitious Stoke have also launched a final raid for Tottenham duo Palacios and Crouch. On the move: Stoke are also keen on Spurs midfielder Wilson Palacios Pulis wants to add steel to his midfield and find goals in attack after a deal to bring West Ham striker Carlton Cole collapsed earlier this summer over personal terms. Tottenham's interest in ?35m-rated Porto striker Hulk could pave the way for Crouch's departure while Palacios has fallen out of favour at White Hart Lane.  CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR OUR FREE FANTASY FOOTBALL GAMEStoke boost defensive ranks with swoop for free agent UpsonPulis rages at Ireland over treatment of injured Stoke duo Walters and WilsonStoke eye Marseille's former Chelsea and Barca target KaboreAll the latest Stoke news, features and opinion


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