Stoke in talks with duo
Peter Coates has revealed that Stoke are in talks with Carlton Cole and Jonathan Woodgate about potential moves.
Last Updated: 09/07/11 8:34pm
Chairman Peter Coates has revealed that Stoke City are in negotations with Carlton Cole and Jonathan Woodgate about potential moves.
West Ham striker Cole has been linked with a move to The Potters since the Hammers' relegation from the Premier League and it is understood that a deal for the 27-year-old could be completed for an initial fee of around £4.5 million.
Cole joined fellow England internationals Rob Green and Scott Parker as part of Sam Allardyce's 26-man squad that travelled to Switzerland on Friday for a six-day training camp.
Coates said: "Cole's a player the club is interested in and Tony Pulis has liked him for a long time, we think he's a very good player.
"It's not done and dusted but it's work in progress.
"He's a player the club is interested in and Tony Pulis has liked him for a long time, we think he's a very good player."
Meanwhile, Coates has admitted free agent Woodgate could well be a target for the club, with a view to a play-per-play deal.
The former Real Madrid and Tottenham defender's career has been plagued by injury.
Coates added: "We're working on that and it's something we're prepared to do.
"It's work in progress but we're taking a risk. We hope we'll be able to do something."