Skysports.com understands Stoke are weighing up a move for Bolton defender Paul Robinson in the January transfer window.
The experienced left-back is out of contract at the end of the season and it is believed Bolton are willing to let him move on in January.
The no-nonsense defender has established himself as a key member of the Bolton side since arriving in the summer of 2009, but The Trotters are ready to cash-in in January rather than risk losing him for nothing in the summer.
This news has alerted a host of clubs to Robinson's availability when the transfer window opens next month, with the full-back a seasoned Premier League campaigner having made over 500 appearances in his career with Watford, West Brom and Bolton.
Stoke are thought to be tracking Robinson as Tony Pulis looks to add to his left-back options.
Left-back has been a problematic position for Stoke this season and tough-tackling Robinson could help fill the void.