Stoke will battle Bolton for the signature of Manchester City winger Shaun Wright-Phillips, according to The Mirror.
Potters boss Tony Pulis is ready to pay City’s £2million asking price and offer better terms than Wanderers for the former England international midfielder.
Stoke’s move comes as a shock, as Pulis already has Jermaine Pennant and Matthew Etherington – one of the best wing combinations in the Premier League.
But Pulis has big ambitions this season – both at home and in the Europa League – thanks to the backing of the wealthy Coates family.
Bolton, who in theory could offer Wright-Phillips a better chance at a regular first-team place, are keen but the price of the package is cooling their interest.
Stoke are also in talks with Tottenham midfielder Wilson Palacios about a £10m move.
However, landing his Spurs team-mate Peter Crouch as part of a £20m double deal is proving tricky, as Everton are also in the picture for the England striker.