Sky Sports understands Tottenham are ready to loan out Tom Huddlestone with Stoke the front-runners for his signature.
Huddlestone, who missed most of last season through injury, has been informed he will be allowed to go out on loan to get some regular first-team football under his belt.
The England international underwent two ankle operations last season with his last game for Spurs coming against Manchester City last August.
Huddlestone is now back to fitness and played on Spurs' pre-season tour of America, but it appears he is down the pecking order at White Hart Lane.
Huddlestone was left out of the squad for last weekend's opening day defeat at Newcastle and Andre Villas-Boas is happy to let the former Derby man go out on loan.
The 25-year-old is keen to go out on loan so that he can regain his match sharpness after his spell on the sidelines and a number of clubs are chasing his signature.
Stoke are thought to be at the front of the queue for Huddlestone with Tony Pulis keen to bring in a creative spark to his midfield.