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Tony Pulis maintains Stoke are under no pressure to sell captain Ryan Shawcross, despite speculation Liverpool want to sign the defender.

Anfield boss Kenny Dalglish is expected to sign a new centre-back before the end of August and has also been linked with Birmingham's Scott Dann and Bolton's Gary Cahill.

Reports regarding Shawcross joining Liverpool have increased since Pulis seemingly signed covering options in Jonathan Woodgate and Matthew Upson.

But ahead of Thursday's Europa League play-off at Swiss side FC Thun, the Stoke manager insists he has no intention of selling and only wants to add to his squad.

   “We have got no need to sell Ryan,”

“We want to spend money if we can.”

“I think the chairman and the board have made it quite clear that their intentions are to try to improve the squad this year.”

“We are very pleased with the defenders we've got, now we have to improve our midfield and forward line.” Pulis said in the Daily Mail

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Kenny Dalglish Kenny Dalglish is working hard to shipped out the deadwoods at Anfield to refill his transfer kitty for at least one more new player before the new season kick-off.

Liverpool FC are weighting their option on moving Joe Cole to QPR and are keen to reduce their wage load. Milan Jovanovic, who are certain to be moving to the Belgian club after Liverpool agreed terms with Anderlecht on Tuesday evening.

A woeful pre-season defensive display from Liverpool FC which saw them leaking three goals each against Guangdong FC, Malaysia XI, Hull City, Galatasaray and Valerenga. With Martin Skrtel out on a calf injury, the 26-year-old played every minute of the Merseyside club's Premier League campaign last season, but has suffered with the injury during pre-season.

Dalglish would like to sign a new centre-back as cover for his team and Scott Dann and Ryan Shawcross names has been recently linked with a move to Anfield.

Elsewhere, reports has indicated Hull City manager Nigel Peearson are interested in signing Liverpool centre-back Daniel Ayala. The Tigers have made six signings already this summer but are still keen to add the 20-year-old to their ranks.

Dalglish is believed to rate Ayala in the £1million bracket but it is not known whether Hull agree with that valuation.

Now signing a new centre-back would be the top priority for Dalglish as Jamie Carragher and Sotirios Kyrgiakos are over 30-years-old. While Daniel Agger are injury prone and only left Academy graduate Andre Wisdom who recently signed an extension contract as cover plus Danny Wilson available for selection. If the Hull’s story are to be true, then Liverpool are freeing up the centre-back slot for a new player soon.

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After his team's woeful defensive display in pre-season, Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish is looking to beef up his options at the back and is reportedly considering a bid for Stoke City skipper Ryan Shawcross.

Ryan Shawcross The Reds conceded 12 goals in four pre-season games and Dalglish is well aware that if his side is to match expectations of a top-four finish, he'll have to strengthen the department.

Shawcross has been a regular for Stoke over the past four seasons and has helped manager Tony Pulis build his defence at the Britannia Stadium. He also scores his fair share of goals for a centre-back. The 23-year-old harbours hopes of a place in the England national squad and a move to Anfield will help him do that.

Shawcross could be of immense help to a Liverpool midfield, as it consists of Daniel Agger whose injury problems make him unreliable and Martin Skrtel who has a calf problem and missed the entire pre-season. And with both Jamie Carragher and Sotirios Kyrgiakos on the wrong side of 30, a young addition to the backline becomes a necessity.

Shawcross isn’t the only available option for Liverpool to choose from. Birmingham City's central defender Scott Dann, pursued most of this transfer window by the likes of Arsenal and Liverpool, is reportedly set to be bid for by the Reds as they look to bolster their defensive ranks.

A fee of around £12 million has been mooted as Birmingham may be forced to sell to recoup some money after owner Carson Yeung's assets were frozen following his arrest in Hong Kong.

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