Stoke City are planning a late move for prolific Aberdeen striker Sam Cosgrove as they look to bolster their attack, according to Sport Insider.
The Championship club are looking to do business before the January transfer window shuts and the Englishman is said to be on the Potters’ radar.
It is claimed that Stoke face competition from Championship rivals Middlesbrough and Italian side Lazio for the striker’s signature.
The 23-year-old is reportedly valued at more than £5million and it could take Stoke an offer of up to £7million to sign their man.
Stoke and Middlesbrough were linked with a move for the player earlier in the window alongside Derby County, but no major updates have materialised until now.
Leeds were also reportedly credited with interest in the prolific forward at the end of last year, with the Scottish Sun reporting that Marcelo Bielsa had sent scouts to watch the player.
With just four days left of the January window, Stoke will be hoping to bring in another striker, with on-loan forward Scott Hogan out of favour in Michael O’Neill’s side.
Hogan has been linked with a move away from Stoke, with Aston Villa reportedly unwilling to recall the player from his loan spell and Stoke desperate to move him on.