Stoke assistant boss Dave Kemp has hinted that four new faces could arrive at the Britannia Stadium before the close of the transfer window. The Potters are currently being linked with a host of names, including Tottenham midfielder Tom Huddlestone, free agent Michael Owen, Liverpool's Charlie Adam and Blackburn Rovers Steven N'Zonzi.
Asked how many new players the Potters would ideally like to bring in between now and when the window closes, Kemp replied: "Probably three or four if we were lucky.
"There is no guarantee, but it could be any number between zero and four - let's put it that way."
Quizzed about Adam specifically, Kemp said: "I don't really want to discuss particular players, and he is not our player.
"He is a very good player, but so are lots of other people out there. If he becomes our player, or any other player comes, we can speak about them then."
On Huddlestone, Kemp added: "I don't think there is that much progress with that at the moment, but that is not to say something won't happen between now and tomorrow night."
He admitted the club would be looking to move some squad members out if players were coming in, although he was again reluctant to give away any specifics and stressed that there was "nothing imminent" for the time being on that front.