Mark Hughes is reported to have made a late bid to bring Aaron Lennon to the Britannia Stadium on loan.
The England international had looked set join Hull City on a season-long loan deal but, as reported by Sky Sports, is reluctant to join a club in the midst of a relegation battle.
Stoke are competing for a place in the Premier League’s top-10, however, and Hughes has decided to make a last-minute move for the former Leeds United product as he bids to add more width to his squad.
France Football reported foreign interest in Lennon’s signature at the weekend from both Ligue 1 side Monaco and David Moyes’ Real Sociedad, but a Premier League stay looks the more likely outcome at this point.
Lennon, who has 21 caps for England, has scored 30 goals in all competitions in almost 10 years at White Hart Lane, having made more than 300 appearances since he signed from Leeds in the summer of 2005.