Pieters is being reviewed by the Potters as a search for a left-back goes on.
Stoke City appear to have found the man to solve their problems at left-back in PSV Eindhoven defender Erik Pieters, after admitting interest in the Dutchman.
New manager Mark Hughes has just one left-sided defender in his Stoke squad at present in the shape of Marc Wilson and the Welshman is making a recruitment in that position one of his priorities this summer.
“We are certainly looking for a left-back because we’ve only got Marc Wilson at the moment, and he was brought in as a midfield player,” Potters chairman Peter Coates was quoted in the Mirror.
“We haven’t made any decision [on Pieters] because we are looking at options, but he’s certainly a possibility.”
Stoke will be hoping to improve next season after sacking their manager of seven years Tony Pulis and replacing him with Hughes following a disappointing campaign.
Despite spending over £60m on new players in the past three years the Potters struggled in the Premier League in 2012/13, fighting relegation for much of the season and only securing their fifth successive term in the top flight in May.
Hughes therefore has a tough job on his hands to turn morale around but views Netherlands international Pieters as the ideal acquisition to start that.
The 24-year-old has been at PSV for five years following a £2.2m transfer from FC Utrecht in 2008, although has struggled to get into the first team of late – partly due to injury.
Pieters has however played 17 times for the Dutch national team, coupled with numerous Champions League appearances and would bring a wealth of experience to the Britannia Stadium.