Sky Sports News understands Stoke City are in talks with Sunderland over a move for striker Kenwyne Jones.
As revealed by skysports.com last week Stoke were lining up a move for Jones to bolster their attacking options.
Sources have revealed the Black Cats are holding talks with the Potters on Tuesday evening about the sale of their powerful front man.
Steve Bruce fought off interest from Liverpool for the 25-year-old during the January transfer window earlier this year.
But the Sunderland boss is believed to be keen on offloading Jones after growing increasingly frustrated with the Trinidad & Tobago international's inconsistent form.
A fee rumoured to be around £9million is what Bruce would accept for the former Southampton marksman and if Stoke can come up with the money, Jones will travel to the Potters' head-quarters as soon as Wednesday to discuss personal terms.
Jones has long been admired by Stoke boss Tony Pulis, dating back to 2005 when the striker spent three months on loan at the Britannia Stadium and he could their first major signing of the season if a deal is concluded.
The Potters have had a busy day of transfer business after also being linked with a move for West Ham midfielder Radoslav Kovac.
The potential sale of Jones will not mean the arrival of Loic Remy from Nice at the Stadium of light, however.
Sky Sports News understands there is no truth in the rumour the Black Cats are interested in the French striker, who has also been linked with a move to the Premier League with Everton, Liverpool, Stoke and Tottenham.