Sky Sports sources understand that Stoke City are holding transfer talks with free agent defender Matthew Upson.
The 32-year-old stopper is on the lookout for a new club following the expiry of his West Ham deal this summer.
The former Birmingham and Arsenal man is now in talks with Tony Pulis' side over a potential move to the Britannia Stadium.
Stoke have already landed one experienced defender for free in the close season following the capture of ex-Tottenham man Jonathan Woodgate.
Should talks prove successful and Upson pass a routine medical he could be in line to make his Potters debut against Chelsea on Sunday.