Sky Sports understands a number of Championship clubs have made moves for Stoke striker Cameron Jerome.
Stoke boss Tony Pulis has only this week ruled out a possible loan switch for Kenwyne Jones but now it seems that his team-mate Jerome could be set to depart the Britannia Stadium.
Jerome, who joined Stoke for £4millon from Birmingham City last year, has yet to start a league match this season.
Now Sky Sports understands a host of clubs from the Championship are battling to land his signature.
The chances of Jerome's possible move have been enhanced as Pulis confirmed Jones would not be leaving.
"Kenwyne will not be going anywhere," he told the Sentinel.
"I haven't seen any other Premier League clubs selling players. There's been lots of enquiries about lots of players, but at the moment we want to look after ourselves.
"We had 25 in our Premier League squad and then let Jermaine Pennant go on loan to Wolves, so we don't want to be letting others go and then picking up three or four injuries."