Saido Berahino's West Bromwich Albion nightmare could finally be over after the Mirror reported that Stoke City have opened talks with the Midlands club over a potential move this transfer window.
Mark Hughes has been desperate to swoop for the former England Under-21 international, having already made two failed attempts in the past, but with the striker's contract set to expire in the summer, the Baggies are keen to cash in on him now.
West Brom have offered Berahino a new deal on several occasions, but the 23-year-old is intent on leaving the Hawthorns. Any offer upwards of £10m may be enough for the man who was scoring Premier League goals for fun just a few seasons ago.
Tony Pulis has barely used Berahino this season and even sent him to France to participate in a boot camp to improve his fitness, much to the annoyance of the petulant striker, who has been known to throw a tantrum in the past.
Stoke City are keen to bolster their forward ranks, with on loan Manchester City striker Wilfried Bony, top flight veteran Peter Crouch and forgotten man Mame Biram Diouf hardly setting the league alight with their goalscoring prowess this campaign.
It is unknown whether Berahino, who tried to force a move to Tottenham Hotspur 18 months ago, will be willing to move to the Bet365 Stadium, but with such little competitive football under his belt of late, he may not have much of a choice.