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.
Chris Samba has left QPR to rejoin Anzhi Makhachkala for a "club record undisclosed fee".
Rangers made Samba their record signing in January, but the centre-half was unable to prevent relegation to the Championship.
Samba's form at Loftus Road fluctuated, and at one stage he became embroiled in a Twitter row with supporters questioning his wages.
But Anzhi have not been put off re-signing the 29-year-old, who spent a year in Russia before his move to London.
A statement on the QPR website read: "The club would like to wish Chris all the best for the future and thank him for his contribution to QPR."