Stoke City seeks double steal from Spurs

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Stoke's free talking chairman Peter Coates has revealed the club has put in an all or nothing bid to land Tottenham pair Peter Crouch and Wilson Palacios.

The Midlands club is bolstering their squad ahead of their fourth consecutive season in the Barclays Premier League, and have so far targeted experienced and established talent to bring in to the club.

Stoke's website claimed that the double whammy bid was in the region of £20 million, and Coates conceded that they couldn't improve on the offer.

“We've made our last bid," he said. "The ball is in their court. We shall not be negotiating from where we are.

"The last conversation I had with Spurs, we had not agreed anything. We'll see what happens, but we haven't got any further."


Stoke have so far failed to land a striker, after personal terms with Carlton Cole couldn't be worked out.

Crouch, 30, is said to be happy at Spurs and keen to get the London club into the top-four. The England striker scored for Tottenham on the weekend in a 2-1 win over Athletico Bilbao.

Meanwhile Wilson Palacios joined White Hart Lane in January 2009 and signed a contract that ties him with the club until 2014, but the 27-year-old hasn't scored for just under two years.

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