Stoke are set to seal the signing of United States international Brek Shea after a successful work permit appeal in London on Thursday.
The 22-year-old FC Dallas winger is now in talks with the Potters in a bid to complete a move before the 11pm transfer deadline.
Shea looks likely to become Stoke's first signing of the January window, while speculation still surrounds the future of Peter Crouch, who has been linked with QPR.
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