The PFA may have to step in to deal with the wrangle between Stoke City and the club's striker Kenwyne Jones over a transfer to Everton.
Jones is determined to force his way out of the club this month rather than wait for a Bosman move in the summer, when his contract at the Britannia Stadium is up.
The Trinidadian refused to turn up for Sunday's 5-3 defeat to Liverpool, leaving Mark Hughes with a paucity of central forward options and was subsequently fined two weeks' wages after telling the manager he wished to play no part in the contest.
Everton are reportedly interested in drafting in the on-strike Jones as cover for first-choice frontman Romelu Lukaku and now the PFA may step in to resolve the dispute between the two clubs, according to a report in the Mirror.
It is clear Jones has had his head turned by interest in him but Everton will have to stump up around £3m to secure his signature with the Potters determined not to be short-changed.
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