Stoke dismiss Scholes link
Stoke City chairman Peter Coates has rejected talk linking the club with a shock move for Paul Scholes.
Last Updated: 31/05/09 1:51pm
Stoke City chairman Peter Coates has rejected talk linking the club with a shock move for Manchester United star Paul Scholes.
Reports have suggested Stoke are lining up an offer of a playing-coaching role for United legend Scholes.
Bolton have also been linked with a move for the former England international, but Coates insists Stoke have no plans to move for the 34-year-old.
"I know nothing about it and neither does (chief executive) Tony Scholes. I haven't spoke to Tony Pulis yet, but I doubt he knows anything about it either," Coates told the Stoke Sentinel.
"I spoke to Tony on Thursday and we discussed nothing of that kind. We know what players we are looking for and who we want.
"When I speak to Tony, we talk about players coming in and players going out. I don't know where this story has come from, but there is no substance to it."