Pulis admits he's been pursuing the pair for some time.
"Two of the players that we've brought in - Scott Dann and Joe [Ledley] - were players that I tried to sign at Stoke.
"They're players I've always admired.
"Joe's a very versatile player, he can play anywhere on the left-hand side; he can play inside, he can play wide, he can play left-back and do a job there as well.
"He's got good qualities and I really like him as a player and as a person as well, he's a very good lad.
"So two of the four players we've signed were targets when I was at my former club."
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