Stoke are reportedly talking with rivals Birmingham over a double deal for striker Cameron Jerome and midfielder Seb Larsson.
Both players have been on the Potters radar for much of the window and Jerome could hold the key to whether City sell either Ricardo Fuller or Tuncay. Birmingham have said they want £8m for the former England U21 star but the Potters are unlikely to go that high and will look to bring the hitman in for around £6m.
Larsson is seen by Tony Pulis as a player who can add good competition to his midfield and also give him a natural wideman for the Potters when the City boss wants a more solid option than the clubs two main wingers in Matthew Etherington and Jermaine Pennant.
Larsson contract is running low and the Potters management will hope to pick the former Arsenal man for around £2m.