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Poyet Unhappy With Transfer Rumours

Gus Poyet has hit out at Stoke City after rumours linking the club with Lee Cattermole and Steven Fletcher.

Michael Regan

After Stoke City were continually linked with Lee Cattermole for the last week or so, yesterday it was rumoured that they were also interested in signing Sunderland striker Steven Fletcher.

This has upset Gus Poyet, with Sunderland's head coach unhappy with the timing of the rumours, with the two clubs set to meet at the Stadium of Light tomorrow, and Stoke yet to make an approach about either player;

I'm pleased in the local newspaper that we didn't throw about any interest about any Stoke players.

That's what they have done for the last week.

Not one Stoke director has made any formal approach or offer.

For them to be linked with two important players for us, is disappointing.

Despite being former Chelsea teammates, Mark Hughes has not been in touch with Poyet about his interest in the pair;

He didn't call me,

Some people say the manager calls when they want a player of the other team, but they didn't.

With Poyet seemingly seething at the way the rumours have come about, it is sure to add a bit of extra spice to what is already a must-win game.