Stoke City are preparing an offer to take Rangers winger Jordan Jones to the Championship, according to the Daily Mail.
The Norther Irishman has played for Potters boss Michael O’Neill at international level, and it is understood that the 50-year-old is plotting a reunion this month.
Jones had been heavily linked with a loan move away from Ibrox after picking up a ligament injury in the first Old Firm of the season that has limited him to just four Scottish Premiership appearances.
But Gers boss Steven Gerrard seemed to hint last week that the 25-year-old could still have a part to play in Glasgow this season, as per the Daily Record.
On top of that, Jones impressed in last weekend’s friendly win over Lokomotiv Tashkent, providing a brace of assists in a 6-1 win.
Is this move likely to happen?
Stoke’s interest in Jones has been widely reported throughout the current transfer window.
As early as January 8th, the Daily Record was suggesting that the Potters had some kind of interest in the player, but this is the first time that we’ve heard of something more concrete.
But just because the Potters are preparing a bid, it doesn’t mean that the wide man is going anywhere.
Now that he’s back to fitness, it does sound as if the boss has plans for Jones, and his performance against Lokomotiv Tashkent last weekend will have certainly been enough to make ears prick up all around Ibrox.
As such, a loan move seems unlikely, and if Stoke were to convince the Gers to sell a player they only brought in over the summer, it would have to be a special, special bid.
This one feels quite unlikely, all things considered.