The Sentinel says they are waiting for an answer from Agudelo before deciding whether to launch a second attempt to sign the American international.
He is thought to prefer a move to the Premier League with Stoke, but that is on ice after failing to secure a work permit last month.
Stoke are considering a second application, which can happen four months after the first, and that means they could even gamble on signing Agudelo in January and then await the outcome of the second hearing in mid-March.
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