Hunt linked with Potters
Stoke are reported to have entered the race to sign Reading striker Noel Hunt, who will be available on a free transfer.
Hunt will fall out of contract at the end of the season but there are no signs of him putting pen-to-paper on new one and a move away from the Madejski Stadium looks to be on the cards.
Reading are willing to offer a one-year extension but Hunt wants the security of a two-year deal and will see what he can get elsewhere when his contract expires.
Newly-promoted Cardiff have been linked along with Hull, who could also be in the Premier League next season and now Stoke have also been linked with a move.
Potters boss Tony Pulis will be on the look-out for at least one new striker as both Cameron Jerome and Kenwyne Jones are expected to move on in the summer.