Shawcross won't be sold - Pulis

18 August 2011 10:03
Tony Pulis maintains Stoke are under no pressure to sell captain Ryan Shawcross, despite speculation Liverpool want to sign the defender.[LNB] Anfield boss Kenny Dalglish is expected to sign a new centre-back before the end of August and has also been linked with Birmingham's Scott Dann and Bolton's Gary Cahill.[LNB]Reports regarding Shawcross joining Liverpool have increased since Pulis seemingly signed covering options in Jonathan Woodgate and Matthew Upson.[LNB]But ahead of Thursday's Europa League play-off at Swiss side FC Thun, the Stoke manager insists he has no intention of selling and only wants to add to his squad.[LNB]"We have got no need to sell Ryan," Pulis said in the Daily Mail. "We want to spend money if we can.[LNB]"I think the chairman and the board have made it quite clear that their intentions are to try to improve the squad this year.[LNB]"We are very pleased with the defenders we've got, now we have to improve our midfield and forward line."

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