Stoke set to wrap up Ledley capture

28 June 2010 12:55
Stoke should complete the signing of out-of-contract Cardiff midfielder Joe Ledley this week providing the Welshman passes a medical.[LNB] Stoke boss Tony Pulis is a long-term admirer of Ledley and failed with a succession of bids for the 23-year-old back in the summer of 2008.[LNB]He has retained an interest in his countryman ever since and is now ready to make the Wales skipper his first signing of the close season later this week.[LNB]TEAMtalk understands Ledley is due to undergo a medical at the Britannia Stadium in the next 48 hours and, should he pass, he is set to put pen to paper on a deal with the Potters despite interest from the likes of Roma, Galatasaray, Celtic and Everton. Cardiff will be due compensation for Ledley as he is under 24.[LNB]Stoke are looking to strengthen in a number of positions ahead of the new but Pulis is not expecting too much developments until after the World Cup.[LNB]He told the Stoke Sentinel: "We are aware of who is and who isn't available, but agents and players are still dipping their toes in the water and not committing themselves just yet.[LNB]"That will change as time goes on. It's just a case of everyone being patient and then hoping we can get who we want when people start making firm decisions."[LNB]

Source: Team_Talk