Stoke City will sign Newcastle’s Joey Barton, Nicklas Bendtner from Arsenal or anyone who has never had the misfortune to visit Stoke.
The Potters have money to spend following their European qualification, and have made approaches for several players – in the hope their targets have never been near the north west hellhole.
The News Grind understands that Spurs midfielder Wilson Palacios is keen on a move to The Britannia stadium, having been hardened by a harrowing stint at Wigan.
And with London’s streets looking more like a war zone it is understood the Honduran star would not feel out of place in The Potteries.
Peter Crouch will not be making the switch north, his agent has confirmed.
The England striker is keen to remain in London after coming dangerously close to moving to Sunderland last summer.