Etihad Stadium

Next Game

Man City v QPR

Sunday, 10 May 2015, 13:30

Barclays Prem

Anfield

Last Game

Liverpool 2 - 1 QPR

Saturday, 02 May 2015, 15:00

Barclays Prem

Hughes: Crouch going nowhere

Stoke boss Mark Hughes says he has no intention of selling Peter Crouch, insisting he is looking to make further additions to his squad.

Last Updated: 24/01/14 at 17:27 Post Comment

Peter Crouch: Stoke striker going nowhere, according to Mark Hughes

Peter Crouch: Stoke striker going nowhere, according to Mark Hughes

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Crouch has been linked with QPR - the club where he made his league debut as a 19-year-old - and would see him once again link up with former Tottenham and Portsmouth boss Harry Redknapp.

But asked on Friday whether he would consider letting Crouch go, Hughes said: "No, it is not an option."

The Stoke manager also revealed he had hoped to get the majority of his transfer business done by now, but has been frustrated with his efforts so far.

"There was a point where we thought there was a possibility of doing our business quite early, but that hasn't panned out, and we have missed out on a number," he said.

"We have probably been misled somewhat on others as well - in terms of the information we are getting and the plans for certain players.

"You have to shrug your shoulders and move on. It is about making sure at the end of the window, we are stronger than we were at the beginning."

Hughes was non-committal over his reported interest in Sunderland midfielder Lee Cattermole, but did say the chances of him ending up at the Britannia Stadium were slim.

"I think, given that Sunderland had a fantastic result the other night - I was there at the game (Sunderland's semi-final second leg at Manchester United) and they played exceptionally well. The player you have mentioned played really well, it is highly unlikely that one will happen."

Sunderland manager Gus Poyet confirmed in his Friday press conference that the club had received no bids for Cattermole.

"There haven't been any offers. It's very easy for me to say that," Poyet said.

"It's difficult because the team that is being linked is the team that we are playing next week, so it's not normal, I would say. It's a tricky situation, I suppose for them as well.

"If they really want him, whether they do it before or after, we will see."

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

still can't see the Phil Jones thing that some people go on about. Whenever I watch him play it's a repeat of headless chicken meets a gurning Bambi on ice for 90 minutes.

diabolicaldiaby
F365's Top Ten Defenders Of The Season

P

robably the first list I've come across in a long time where I agree with a large majority of what was written. Can't agree with everything though, Zaba has had an awful season by his standards, I'd put Monreal (a player who I've never rated) up there, gotta give credit where it's due, he's really stepped up his game.

scroteymcbooger
F365's Top Ten Defenders Of The Season

S

ome top analysis here..... UNITED WOULD BE TOP IF IT WEREN'T FOR ALL THEM GAMES THEY LOST

benvo81
United Progress Stifled By Bottom-Half Record

Footer 365

Pep Guardiola says Bayern Munich's 3-0 loss to Barcelona was harsh

Pep Guardiola insists Bayern Munich's first-half tactics against Barcelona worked well and the 3-0 defeat was "harsh".

Gary Neville: Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo deserve final showdown

Gary Neville says Lionel Messi is on a new level and deserves to face Cristiano Ronaldo in the Champions League final.

Pique: Pep right about Messi

Gerard Pique paid tribute to Lionel Messi after the Argentinian magician masterminded Barcelona's 3-0 trouncing of Bayern Munich on Wednesday night.

Mail Box

Coutinho Better Than Cazorla And Cesc...

Philippe Coutinho has outperformed Santi Cazorla AND Cesc Fabregas, while Arsenal need no new signings. We also have mails on Olivier Giroud and shopping lists...

Giroud Is More Than Good Enough...

Olivier Giroud and Theo Walcott are integral to Arsenal's title hopes next season. There's also more on handballs, Juventus, and Ronaldo holding Bale back...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company