Stoke keen on Valencia striker and Charlton midfielder

Are the Potters starting to get a tiny bit desperate with the days counting down until the start of the new season? The sum total of their signings to date have been Dave Kitson and Seyi Olofinjana, a pairing which might not be enough to stop Stoke City being relegated back to the Championship. However, it appears that a couple of new faces could be on their way to the Brit, one of whom could bolster their strikeforce.

Sky Sports report that City are currently in talks with Serbian striker Nikola Zigic, who has already turned down a move to Galatasaray this summer (perhaps he’s heard great things about the Potteries instead). Plus they have drafted in Amdy Faye, formely of Portsmouth, for a trial as well.

“Tony Scholes is over in Spain speaking to the player at the moment, but that doesn’t mean he will be signing for us,” Pulis told the club’s official website.

“He is a player with great pedigree and has an outstanding goalscoring record, but he isn’t the only player we are looking at.

Pulis said: “Amdy is with us because he is a player who has plenty of top-flight experience after playing for Portsmouth and Newcastle.

“He is with us for five days, and any business we do with the lad will be conducted between Stoke City Football Club and Charlton Athletic.”

It’s generally considered that Stoke want to sign at least half a dozen players if they’re to have half a chance of staying in the top flight, although will signings such as the above be enough for the Potters? Zigic sounds like something of an unknown quantity and it often takes players some time to adjust to Premier League football.

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