Potters in Cameron talks
Stoke City are in talks with Houston Dynamo for their United States international centre back Geoff Cameron.
Stoke and Everton scouts watched Cameron in action for his club recently where his performances have earned him selection for the Major League Soccer All-Star match.
Potters boss Tony Pulis has good contacts in the USA now that his son plays there for the Orlando City team and Stoke have moved swiftly after identifying Cameron as a player who could do well in the Premier League.
Dynamo president Chris Canetti acknowledged that talks are underway.
"I would say some dialogue has opened up in terms of what it might take to get it done," Canetti told the Houston Chronicle.
"We haven't made an official offer. They haven't made an official. I don't know how serious they are or if they're just kicking the tires. Right now there's just initial dialogue that's starting up."
The 26-year-old is a converted midfielder but his size and strength, allied to his ability on the ball, means he is now a regular in the USA national team.
Bundesliga outfit Schalke are also rumoured to be interested but Cameron sounds like he's more than willing to take his chances in the Premier League.
"I wouldn't mind England," he said. "I've always wanted to play there. I'm not going to be picky. I would love England. I think just overall the soccer there and the fan experience and just everything in general would be great."