Stoke City: No offers for Tuncay, says Pulis
STOKE City boss Tony Pulis says the club have had no offers for Tuncay despite speculation the Turkey star could be on the move in the transfer window.
The 28-year-old has been linked with West Ham, Blackburn Rovers and Wigan Athletic ahead of a possible £4m move this month.
However, Pulis played down those reports after Tuncay salvaged a replay for Stoke in Saturday's 1-1 draw with Cardiff in the FA Cup third round at the Britannia.
Pulis, pictured right, said: "Don't believe all you read in the papers. We have had no offers for Tunny or anybody else."
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Pulis praised Tuncay's contribution against the Bluebirds, although he felt the £5m signing would have won the game on another day.
He added: "Tunny scored a really good goal in the first half, but he missed a couple of good chances in the second half.
"He had one just after half-time – he is so good in those situations where he has a touch and finishes them. But he has good ability and his goal was a good one."
Meanwhile, Pulis revealed the club hasn't tried to sign Middlesbrough defender David Wheater, who is poised to complete a move to Bolton.
Swansea manager Brendan Rodgers is keen to sign City midfielder Tom Soares, but Pulis is playing his cards close to his chest.
He said: "Brendan did leave me a message and I have left him one back, so we still haven't spoken.
"Like all players, if there was ever a deal to be done it would be between me and the clubs. That's the way it should be."
The Stoke boss also said he could still send Ryan Shotton out for another loan spell, even though the homegrown defender impressed against Cardiff.
The 22-year-old, from Fenton, played 90 minutes at right-back in only his second start for the club, following a full debut in the Carling Cup at Leyton Orient in August 2009.
Shotton earned positive reports on loan at Barnsley last season, having previously impressed at Tranmere.
Pulis said: "I like to get players out on loan. We have been pretty successful, so it hasn't been one of those situations where we have had the opportunity to play him.
"If I don't think he is ready to have a run of games, then I might loan him out.
"But he has done smashing and I am pleased with him."
STOKE will travel to either Doncaster or Wolves in the fourth round if they win their replay at Cardiff City.
The fourth-round ties will be played over the weekend of January 29 and 30.
FA Cup analysis and reaction: Pages 52 to 55