Transfer news

Pulis coy over Jones

January 10, 2013
By Ian Edwards

Kenwyne Jones could still leave Stoke City before the end of the transfer window, with Tony Pulis refusing to rule out a sale.

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PA PhotosSwansea are said to be keen on Kenwyne Jones

Swansea City are believed to hold a strong interest in Jones as they consider possible replacements for Danny Graham, who is wanted by Sunderland.

Stoke chairman Peter Coates could be tempted with an offer in the region of £5 million and Pulis, who has never regarded the Trinidad and Tobago striker as first choice at the Britannia Stadium, could be persuaded to sell to raise funds for his own transfer dealings.

"There's Kenwyne and there has been interest from other clubs for other players,” Pulis said. "There's loads of stuff going on. It's the silly season. We'll let the silly season run and we'll decide what's right for the football club and what's right for the players.

"We take into consideration everything at this football club and if it is right for the players and the football club then we will do business. If it's not then we will get on with things."

Pulis hopes to offload Wilson Palacios during the window, with an unnamed Mexican club showing interest, but he expects Michael Owen to see out the remainder of his deal with the club, despite persistent rumours about his future.

"Michael has a contract to the end of the season. As far as I am concerned, he has not come in and said he wants to change it. We haven't pulled Michael in and said we want to change it."

Meanwhile, Pulis has said left-back Marc Wilson is moving closer to a return, after breaking his leg in October

"We are hoping that Marc is only a couple of weeks away. I am hoping that in the next couple of days, or even early next week, he might join in with a little bit of ball work with the players."

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