Stoke City are considering a move for midfielder David Bentley, Sky Sports understands.
The 28 year old is available on a free transfer following his release from Tottenham Hotspur earlier this month, having had loans spells with Russian side Rostov and former club Blackburn Rovers last season.
New Stoke manager Mark Hughes knows the player well having signed him whilst in charge of Blackburn Rovers back in 2005.
His best form undoubtedly came during his time at Ewood Park, when he earned his first of seven international caps, and was named player of the season in 2007.
A big money move to Tottenham Hotspur followed in 2008, though he made just thirty-two league starts in five years, spending much of the last three years out on loan.
His last Premier League appearance came on the final day of the 2010/11 campaign whilst on loan with Birmingham City, where a 2-0 home defeat to Fulham consigned the Blues to relegation.