Stoke City are in talks with Liverpool over several of their fringe players.

Scott Carson has been muted as a potential signing should Marton Fulop not complete his move from Sunderland, while young Moroccan forward Nabil El Zhar has also attracted the attention of boss Tony Pulis.

Liverpool are looking to ship out players in order to fund their own summer spending - with Jermaine Pennant topping the list of likely big-name departures.