Stoke rule out deal for Shea

  • Last Updated: January 24 2013, 10:07 GMT

Stoke manager Tony Pulis has confirmed the club's proposed move for Brek Shea has fallen through.

Shea won't be coming to the Britannia
Shea won't be coming to the Britannia

The Potters agreed a deal for the US international winger last week, but he has not played since August following foot surgery.

Stoke were keen to check on the fitness of the 22-yaer-old before finalising the deal, but Major League Soccer was fearful that Shea he would not stand up to a rigorous medical.

Pulis said: "We've not managed to get Brek Shea over here. That's over. We'll draw a line under it now."

Another possible arrival that could be scuppered due injury is Dutch international Erik Pieters, who will be out of action for around six weeks with an injured arm.

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