Potters 'hold talks with N'Zonzi'

  • Last Updated: September 1 2012, 1:23 BST

Sky Sports understands Stoke in are talks with Blackburn about the possible sale of Steven N'Zonzi.

Steven Nzonzi: Edging towards the exit door at Ewood Park

The 23-year-old was part of the Rovers team that was relegated from the Premier League last season.

Steve Kean, however, is prepared to let the combative midfielder leave the club and has already drafted in Dickson Etuhu from Fulham as a possible replacement.

N'zonzi has reportedly refused to play for Blackburn again and it now looks like his departure is imminent.

Potters boss Tony Pulis wants to reinvigorate his midfield before the window closes and has already bought Charlie Adam from Liverpool.

Everton and Fulham have also been linked with the former French Under 21 international this summer.