Chelsea striker Fernando Torres is understood to be set for a return to Atletico Madrid, according to Sky sources.
Mark Hughes insists Stoke will not be looking to make any major additions in the January transfer window.
Crystal Palace's Kwesi Appiah is back at Selhurst Park following his month-long loan spell with Yeovil.
The striker, 22, joined the Glovers at the end of January but started only one match and made four further substitute appearances.
Town boss Gary Johnson decided to send Appiah back after landing Burnley striker Wes Fletcher on loan at the end of last week.
Appiah has made five appearances for Palace this season and will now push for a place in Ian Holloway's squad for Tuesday's visit of Hull.