Stoke City boss Tony Pulis is on the lookout for a new striker signing.

Pulis is hoping to unearth a rare foreign signing when he jets abroad at the start of his scouting mission for next season.

He revealed: "The weekend off has fallen at the right time and I like to see players myself. About five of us will be getting around to see if we can find some players for next season.

"We need goals from other areas, not just up front, because we have relied on Peter Crouch too much this season. That's something we are looking at."

Pulis will be in Spain at the same time as assistant manager Dave Kemp and first-team coaches Mark O'Connor and Adrian Pennock.