Potters may have to sign the Morocco star on a permanent deal though if they still want their man.
Stoke City want to take mercurial Queens Park Rangers midfield player Adel Taarabt on loan next season, according to reports in the Daily Mail.
The inconsistent Morocco international has already been told by QPR head coach Harry Redknapp that he is no longer part of his first-team plans at Loftus Road going forward now that the west London club will be playing in the Championship next season.
And with the 24-year-old having also recently been sent home from the club’s pre-season trip to Devon by Redknapp after arriving at the training camp late, Taarabt’s days as a QPR player are now very much numbered.
As a result, recently appointed Potters boss Mark Hughes, who briefly worked with the playmaker during their time together in the capital last year, is now hoping to take advantage of the current situation by persuading QPR to allow Taarabt to move to the Britannia stadium on a season-long loan.
However, it is understood that the Welshman may be thwarted in his plans as QPR are only believed to be willing to let the player, who has registered an eye-catching 34 goals and 44 assists in his 152 matches for the Londoners, leave for an actual transfer fee and not a loan agreement this summer.