Winger is being chased by a number of Premier League clubs this summer.
Stoke will rival three Premier League clubs for the signature of Manchester City outcast Scott Sinclair, the Telegraph understand.
The 24-year-old has attracted interest from a clutch of top-flight sides after it was revealed City boss Manuel Pellegrini would allow him to leave for £6 million, with the club keen to recoup the fee they paid Swansea 12-months ago.
Sinclair struggled to make it onto the substitutes bench at times last season under Roberto Mancini and would welcome a fresh start away from the Etihad Stadium and a chance to kick-start his career with the World Cup on the horizon next year.
Everton, Newcastle and West Bromwich Albion have all been mooted as potential destinations for the winger with Stoke also joining the race as new manager Mark Hughes seeks to strengthen his options on the left flank.
Hughes has concerns over USA international Break Shea, signed by predecessor Tony Pulis, after he broke down with a knee injury during the friendly with Philadelphia Union, while usual first-choice Matthew Etherington’s fitness and form continues to fluctuate.
After returning from the United States next Thursday the 49-year-old will meet with the Potters board to discuss transfer targets, although they’ll have to move quickly to sign Sinclair with West Brom rumoured to be in regular contact with City.