The Sentinel says Crouch has travelled with Stoke to Germany for today's friendly in Freiburg.
Reports have circulated this afternoon that the former England striker is in talks with West Ham.
But Crouch is with his Stoke team-mates and the club is puzzled by suggestions he is now en route to east London.
West Ham are interested in the Stoke striker, however, and are believed to have lodged a bid.
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