Neil Warnock has allowed Leon Cort to join Stoke City, with Crystal Palace hoping to bring in Potters defender Clint Hill.
Cort has been given permission by new Palace boss Warnock to discuss a two-month loan deal with Stoke, with a view to a permanent move in January.
Warnock is looking to make changes to his squad after taking over at Selhurst Park and suggested Cort's departure does not hinge on his own efforts to sign Hill.
"I've allowed Leon to go and talk to Stoke and I'll be bringing one or two in to supplement the young players who will be given a chance," said Warnock.
"We're going to speak to Clint Hill as well, but that will be a different deal."
Since joining Palace in a £1.25million transfer from Hull City in the summer of 2006, Cort has scored seven goals in 50 appearances.
He was left out of the 2-0 home defeat to Watford on Monday night and his final appearance against Palace could prove to be last week's 3-1 loss to his next employers.
Hill, meanwhile, is out of contract at the end of the season and has featured just five times for Tony Pulis' Stoke side this term.