Stoke chairman Peter Coates recently confirmed their club were interested in Tottenham duo Peter Crouch and Wilson Palacios, but manager Tony Pulis was refusing to comment.
“What the chairman says, he says, but as far as I’m concerned deals should be done between clubs,” he told Sky Sports News.
“I think too much gets out. We should really get on with it between club and club. You talk about one club and two individuals, but we’ve been talking to other clubs as well about other players.
“You (the media) can speculate because you have to fill your time and space and I understand it.
“I think we’re looking for about five or six players if we can. We could do with desperately getting those players in as quickly as possible, but we have to do it within the structure of this football club.
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