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Stoke to revive Ledley interest

Joe Ledley has only a year left on his Cardiff City contract
Joe Ledley has only a year left on his Cardiff City contract

Manager Tony Pulis says Stoke City "will take another look" at Cardiff City captain Joe Ledley this summer.

The Welsh club rejected a reported £6m bid for their 22-year-old Wales star last August from the Potters.

"We came in and made an offer and we thought it was a great offer for Joe to be honest," Pulis said.

"But we will take another look at it and if it feels right for us then I will be speaking to [Cardiff boss] Dave Jones about it before anyone else."

Cardiff also rejected bids for a number of their players, understood to include Ledley, during the January transfer window.

Ledley could leave Cardiff on a free next summer so that leaves Cardiff with little option but to sell their captain rather than risk losing Ledley, who has won 27 Wales caps, in a year's time for a pittance.

606: DEBATE

But the south Wales club - who narrowly missed out on the Championship play-offs this season and move to a new £38m stadium next term - have always said any of their players are for sale if their valuation is met.

Stoke have secured their place in the Premier League for another season.

And with Pulis a long-time admirer of his fellow Welshman, there is every indication that Stoke will again try to tempt Ledley away with a big offer.

"If I am going to do any business with Cardiff this summer I will be doing it with Dave [Jones] and [Cardiff chairman] Peter Ridsdale. I won't be doing things through the newspapers," Pulis added.

Ledley is also believed to be a target for Everton and newly-promoted Wolverhampton Wanderers.



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see also
Cardiff's Ledley warning to Pulis
01 May 09 |  Cardiff
Cardiff turn down bid for Ledley
25 Jan 09 |  Cardiff
Jones unhappy with Ledley's agent
14 Dec 08 |  Cardiff
Ledley 'to remain' at Bluebirds
12 Dec 08 |  Cardiff
Cardiff refuse Ledley Stoke talks
01 Sep 08 |  Cardiff
Ledley extends Cardiff contract
02 Oct 07 |  Cardiff
Kitson set to make Stoke return
14 May 09 |  Stoke
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