Stoke interested in Ligue 1 striker
The Potters are preparing a £5 million bid for the Rennes striker, who is 26. He has scored 15 goals in 45 games for the French club and was watched by Stoke when his team played Nice on Saturday.
As Stoke manager Mark Hughes is very interested in the player and the French club need to sell Turkish international Erdinc, the deal looks very likely to go through, providing there are no hiccups.
So far this window, Stoke have managed to sign Juan Agudelo, a striker, central defender Marc Muniesa and left back Erik Pieters.
Also, Stoke could be about to let England goalkeeper Jack Butland head out on loan after the keeper said he needed to play.
He is currently number two to Asmir Begovic and it is understood that the Barclays Premier League would allow the ex-Birmingham stopper to go abroad in order to get matches.
Butland was selected for Roy Hodgson’s Euro 2012 squad last year in Ukraine and Poland.