Pulis targets Griffin deal
By Andrew Scurr
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Tony Pulis is hoping to complete a permanent deal for Portsmouth defender Andy Griffin.Stoke manager Tony Pulis is hoping to complete a permanent deal for Portsmouth defender Andy Griffin.
Griffin enjoyed an eight-month loan spell with The Potters last season and Pulis wants to bring the 28-year-old back to the Britannia Stadium for the coming campaign.
Talks between Stoke and Portsmouth are ongoing and Pulis is "desperate" for an agreement to be reached which will see the stopper return to the club.
"I am hoping we will get it done, but whether we can or not I still don't know," Pulis told the Sentinel.
"You can get yourself in a position of losing the deal by not being on the ball.
"However, we know what we can do, Griff knows what he can do, so we are hoping we can bring it all together.
"I am desperate for him to sign for us."
Pulis is also looking to add two other Premier League players this summer in Malcolm Christie and Trevor Sinclair.
Christie and Sinclair were released by Middlesbrough and Manchester City respectively and are on the lookout for new clubs.
Pulis hopes to persuade the pair to head to Stoke, but concedes both players will have to take pay-cuts.
"We had a good chat with Malcolm and Trevor. The problem is they have been on extortionate money at Premiership clubs," he added.
"We have told them things here are ready to take off, but we want them to come to Stoke because of the club and the football."