Queens Park Rangers have made signing a striker their priority in the new year.
Harry Redknapp has linked up with Crouch at Southampton, Portsmouth and Tottenham Hotspur previously in his career and he appears keen to do so again at the R's.
The veteran centre forward has enjoyed a purple patch at Stoke so far this season, scoring five times across all competitions and Redknapp may feel he would add a lot to QPR's front line.
Although Crouch is now 33 years old, he is showing no signs of age and actually looks in the best form he has been in for a number of seasons.
He has played 17 times for the Potters already this season and appears to be a major part of Hughes' plans, meaning he could be hard to tempt away from the Britannia Stadium.
QPR will be determined to do so though, as Redknapp has made signing a front man his main priority in the upcoming transfer window and was in Asia this week to discuss targets with R's owner Tony Fernandes.
It is thought that the London club will have funds to spend to inject some more quality in their squad and Crouch is not the only striker to be linked.
Jermain Defoe has also been touted as a possible option for QPR to pursue, while Robbie Keane is thought to be a target.