Stoke City boss Mark Hughes could re-call striker Cameron Jerome if he fails to sign a forward this transfer window, according to reports.
Jerome has scored one goal in 15 appearances for Crystal Palace this season but could be needed as back up at the Britannia Stadium if Peter Crouch or Jon Walters are sold.
Premier League rules suggest that a player can be re-called from a season long loan during the transfer window if both clubs come to an agreement.
The 27-year-old is playing under former Stoke manager Tony Pulis at Selhurst Park but was ineligible to take part in The Eagles 1-0 win over Stoke on Saturday. Hughes has already seen Shane Long and Lacina Traore slip through his grasp so far this month and this may well happen again with the last week of the window looming.
On the other side of things, Pulis has been linked with a move for Stoke defender Ryan Shotton after he returned from his loan spell at Wigan, however no official bid has been made.
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