According to reports in Spain, Potters boss Mark Hughes has in been in contact with the 23-year-old and is trying to lure him to the Britannia Stadium on a season-long loan.

Bojan, who was once dubbed the new Lionel Messi, hasn't played for the La Liga giants in three years and spent the last two years on loan at Ajax, and AC Milan, before being bought by Roma in 2011.

He rejoined Barca in 2013 when the Catalan club invoked a buy-back clause in his contract.

Stoke chairman Peter Coates confirmed that the Potters are in indeed chasing the striker in an interview earlier today.