Stoke City bid for Tottenham Hotspurs' Crouch & Palacios

10 August 2011 11:38
Stoke City have made a final offer to Tottenham for striker Peter Crouch and midfielder Wilson Palacios.The Potters have been in talks with Spurs for several weeks. [LNB]Chairman Peter Coates told BBC Radio Stoke: "We've made our last bid, the ball is in their court. We shall not be negotiating from where we are. [LNB]"The last conversation I had with Spurs, we had not agreed anything. We'll see what happens, but we haven't got any further." [LNB]Crouch, 30, began his career at Spurs as a trainee, and returned to the club in 2009 following spells with sides including Portsmouth, Norwich, Southampton and Liverpool. [LNB]Despite an impressive England record of 22 goals in 42 appearances, he has managed just 12 goals in his 72 Premier League starts for Harry Redknapp's side since his £9m arrival at White Hart Lane. [LNB]Midfielder Palacios arrived at Spurs in 2009 for £12m from Wigan, after a spell at Birmingham. [LNB]The 27-year-old Honduras international made 22 starts for Spurs last season and featured for his country at the World Cup in South Africa, playing three times.

Source: BBC_Sport