Stoke set to seal Edu deal

The Potters boss watched as American summer signing Geoff

Cameron impressed during the goalless draw against Arsenal on

Sunday and later revealed he is close to completing deals for at

least two other players.

United States and Rangers midfielder Edu is set to finalise his

move to Stoke on Monday, and should be joined this week by

Tottenham’s Tom Huddlestone.

He said: “We’ll hopefully know more about a couple of players on

Monday, whether they’re leaving or whether they’re coming in.

“I hope next week will be a busy week for us because we need to

freshen it up.

“We’ve taken Maurice Edu. Hopefully that will be completed by

Monday.

“We have to do it [transfers] in a much more structured way this

year.

“We spent 23 years outside of the top flight and we’re putting

together an infrastructure that most of the Premier League clubs

have.”

Pulis also admitted he is interested in bringing Tottenham

defender Michael Dawson to the club.

He said: “I’d love to take Dawson off Spurs but whether we could

afford him or not I’m not sure. We will see what happens.

“Huddlestone and Dawson and people like that would improve us

and make us a better team, but whether you’re Arsenal or Stoke

City, you have a level to what you can spend and who you can bring

in and we have to work to that level.

“If we have to bite the bullet a little bit we have to bite the

bullet, but hopefully it will make this club better in future

years.”