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Pulis dismisses reports that Whelan on his way out of Stoke

Stoke City boss Tony Pulis is ignoring rumours linking Glenn Whelan with a summer transfer to either West Ham or Fulham. Pulis is adamant that the 27 year old is an important member of his squad.

He told The Sentinel: "The speculation is tittle-tattle. Glenn did smashing for us last season.

"But he has been in a situation that a lot of Premier League players find themselves in.

"They get worn out. I don't just mean physically, but they get mentally drained too and they need to rest.

"Glenn always plays at 100 per cent, he never gives anything less, so it is important to recognise that the demands in the Premier League are different from those in the Championship. There will be times when players just have to rest."

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