Stoke are hoping to clinch the £18.5million double swoop for Liverpool midfielder Joe Allen and Al Ahly star Ramadan Sobhi next week.
Potters boss Mark Hughes, who watched Allen impress at Euro 2016, is keen to complete a deal with Liverpool, who are demanding £15m including add-ons for the ex-Swansea City star.
Swansea are also in the hunt for Allen and hope to re-sign the 26-year-old, but the Potters are in pole position – according to a report in The Mirror.
Hughes could unveil Allen alongside Sobhi if all goes to plan with the Egyptian’s protracted £3.5m transfer from Al Ahly also set to be finalised.
Stoke have seen off interest from Fiorentina to clinch a deal for the gifted 19-year-old winger, already a full international.