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Peter Crouch transfer to QPR ruled out by Stoke

Potters also announce Kenwyne Jones will not be allowed to leave the club

Stoke have insisted neither Peter Crouch or Kenwyne Jones will be sold during the current transfer window, despite both strikers being linked with moves away.

Earlier today QPR midfielder Adel Taarabt claimed his club had made a bid for Crouch, and although the Moroccan was keen on linking up with the England striker, he was unsure if Stoke City had accepted the bid.

"I think the club has made an offer for Crouchie but I don't know if his club has accepted or not," he told Sky Sports News.

"He can keep the ball for us but can play football as well. He would be good up front for us."

QPR manager Harry Redknapp said earlier that the proposed deal to sign Crouch has gone “very quiet” and it now appears to be silent after Stoke confirmed he would not be sold.

Crouch has two years left on his contract after this season and is one of the Potter's highest-paid players. A proposed deal would have seen Jamie Mackie going to Stoke along with £4m.

Jones had been linked with Swansea, who earlier today sold Danny Graham to Sunderland.