Skysports.com understands Stoke are lining up a move for Sunderland striker Kenwyne Jones.
Jones' future at Sunderland has been the subject of speculation for some time after he was linked with a move to Liverpool during the January transfer window.
Stoke are in the market for a new striker with doubts surrounding the long-term futures of James Beattie and Dave Kitson.
West Ham ace Carlton Cole has been linked with a move to the Britannia Stadium, but Potters boss Tony Pulis has denied any interest in the England international.
Pulis has money to spend this summer and a new target man is believed to be his top priority with Jones believed to be at the top of his wanted list.
Pulis is a big admirer of Jones having worked with him during the striker's loan spell at the club in 2005 following his loan switch from Southampton.
Jones impressed during his spell at Stoke scoring three goals in 13 appearances and Pulis believes the Trinidad and Tobago international would be the perfect fit for his Potters side.
Sunderland would be reluctant to lose Jones, but if they are successful in landing Danny Welbeck from Manchester United they could be tempted to cash-in.