Allardyce denies Potters links

Blackburn Rovers boss Sam Allardyce has dismissed rumours linking him with moves to sign Stoke City strikers James Beattie and Tuncay.

Allardyce is known to be keen to bolster his attacking options for next season, but he is adamant that the Potters pair are not on his radar.

He told The Sentinel:"We have no interest in them at the moment and we haven't made any enquiries.

"I am surprised to see the stories in that respect, although teams get linked with everyone at this time of year, so I suppose I shouldn't be too surprised."

Tuncay has only been with Stoke for one season, scoring five goals in 37 appearances following his arrival from Middlesbrough.

Former England international Beattie started his career at Ewood Park, before enjoying spells with Southampton, Everton, Sheffield United and Stoke.

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