Stoke City are looking to push on in the transfer window with a bid for Manchester City's Shaun Wright-Phillips, according ot the Daily Mirror.

The England winger has a wealth of hardy competition at the Etihad and would not be guaranteed first team action by a long shot, even though Roberto Mancini is happy enough with the 29-year-old.

Pulis has apparently readied £2 million for Wright-Phillips, four times less than he was bought for on his return to Manchester City in 2008, the club where he started his senior career.

Stoke's wings are already strong with Jermain Pennant and Matty Etherington, and obtaining a new striker has been the main aim of the Potters boss, but Peter Coates has been fueling the funds for big moves so that Pulis can have his cake and eat it too.

Pulis' push for Tottenham's Peter Crouch and Wilson Palacios can only be bolstered by the arrival of one of England's most capped wingers, as long as the club has the finances in place to bring in the established talent.

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