Cardiff were thought to have wanted to take the 29-year-old away from the Potteries earlier in the season, however it now seems Roberto Martinez would like to bring the striker to Merseyside.
The Trinidad and Tobago international failed to turn up for The Potters' Premier League clash with title chasers Liverpool on Sunday and the official line from Stoke manager Mark Hughes was that Jones was ill at home.
Rumours are now circulating that the striker has gone on strike to force through a move to Everton even though The Toffees will only offer £1million for him and Stoke are looking for closer to £3million.
After signing for the Staffordshire-based club in the summer of 2010 for £8million, Jones was a big hit with the Stoke fans and was a main contributor in the team that saw Stoke to the FA Cup final and qualify for Europe - but since Peter Crouch's arrival at The Britannia Stadium, Jones has fallen out of favour and usually finds himself on the bench only playing in cup games.
The striker has only started four Premier League games this season and with the signing of John Guidetti imminent, Jones will only fall further down the pecking order at Stoke and it seems he wants out even if Hughes is determined to keep him.
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