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Stoke to swap Jones for Odemwingie

Stoke have reached an agreement with Cardiff over a move for Peter Odemwingie, which will see Kenwyne Jones head to south Wales in a player-exchange transfer.

The Potters have announced that the deal is subject to both strikers passing medicals and agreeing personal terms.

However, Stoke hope to conclude their move for Odemwingie over the weekend.

Nigeria international Odemwingie only joined Cardiff in September, moving from West Brom for a fee believed to be in excess of £2million.

The 32-year-old signed a two-year contract and netted twice in his first four games for the Bluebirds - however, he has failed to add to that tally in 13 appearances since.

Jones, a Trinidad and Tobago international once of Southampton and Sunderland, has fared better.

The 29-year-old has netted five goals in 10 games. However, none of them have come in the Barclays Premier League, with four in the Capital One Cup and the other in the FA Cup defeat of Leicester earlier this month.

Jones sent a text message to Hughes the night before Stoke's 5-3 home league defeat to Liverpool on January 12 to say he was not available to play in the fixture.

That resulted in the player being fined two weeks' wages and not being considered for selection by Hughes for the next match, a 1-0 league loss at Crystal Palace.

The manager had said on Friday that Jones was in his thinking again for Sunday's FA Cup trip to Chelsea, but it would now appear likely he will not play another match for the Potters.

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