Sky Sports sources understand that Tottenham midfielder Wilson Palacios is in advanced talks with Stoke over a move to the Britannia Stadium.
Potters manager Tony Pulis has made no secret of his desire to bring in further reinforcements before Wednesday night's transfer deadline.
He is keen to keep Stoke on an upward curve after making so much progress over the past few years, while they also need a strong squad to cope with the demands of a Europa League campaign.
Stoke identified Palacios as a transfer target some time ago, while they were also thought to be interested in signing his Spurs team-mate Peter Crouch.
A move for Palacios now appears to be edging closer to completion, with it understood that discussions are at an advanced stage.
Honduras international Palacios is a proven Premier League performer, having spent time with Birmingham and Wigan before moving to Tottenham in January 2009.
He has made more than 60 appearances during his two-and-a-half years at White Hart Lane, but started to slip down the pecking order last season and Harry Redknapp appears ready to let him leave.