Toffees may now wait until the summer to land the forward.
Everton want to sign out-of-favour Stoke City front man Kenwyne Jones for just £1m in the January transfer window, however, the Potters are demanding a fee of £3m for the Trinidad and Tobago attacker, according to reports in the Guardian.
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Jones’s current deal at the Britannia only now runs until June 30 2014 and so the player will be available on a free transfer this summer, although Stoke would still prefer to offload the 29-year-old in the January transfer window for a cut-price fee rather than lose the player for nothing at the end of the campaign.
Either way, however, Jones’s days as a Stoke striker now appear over.