Pulis warns QPR over late Crouch deal
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Stoke boss Tony Pulis says he would need to find a replacement for Peter Crouch and has ruled out a last-minute move to QPR.
Rangers boss Harry Redknapp is keen to link up with Crouch once again and take him back to Loftus Road for second spell but Pulis says it will only happen on Stoke's terms.
Pulis says he is under no pressure to sell and would like to keep the striker but if the finances are right then a deal could happen as long as he has time to find a replacement.
"Harry has been in touch," Pulis revealed. "He's interested in taking Peter to QPR but it ain't going to happen unless any deal is right for both Peter and us.
"Peter is happy here and we are under absolutely no financial pressure to bring in money. I would need a ready replacement for Peter if he leaves us before the deadline.
"Thirty minutes before it closes is no use to me ? and it definitely wouldn't happen under those circumstances."
Pulis could need to find two strikers before tomorrow's deadline as Kenwyne Jones remains a target for Swansea so it looks like being a hectic 48 hours for the Stoke chief.