Stoke rule out Adam bid

Blackpool's Charlie Adam
Blackpool's Charlie Adam
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STOKE City chairman Peter Coates has ruled out a move for Charlie Adam.

Manager Tony Pulis is weighing up a move for Liverpool’s Joe Cole but is also an admirer of the Seasiders skipper.

But Coates said: “The manager has not mentioned him (Adam) to me, so I assume he’s not interested in him.”

Adam has 12 months of his contract remaining but is expected to be the subject of several bids this summer. Pool turned down a £6.4m bid from Liverpool in January and would expect at least £8m for the 25-year-old.

Liverpool remain favourites to sign the Scot, with Tottenham and Manchester United also reported to be interested.