No, it isn't THAT Diouf that Stoke are pursuing but former Manchester United forward Mame Biram Diouf who has scored 33 goals over two seasons for Hanover in the Bundesliga.
F Peter Crouch has been linked with a move to QPR and Crystal Palace next month, but Stoke City boss Mark Hughes is certain he won't be going anywhere.
Peter Crouch scored the game winning goal against Aston Villa in what ended up as a 2-1 win for Stoke City.
In a match that offered few chances, the home side could not find an answer, as Stoke City and Cardiff City played to a 0-0 draw.
Stoke has upped their bid to take Benfica starlet Nelson Oliveira on loan in an effort to lure him away from Cardiff City.
In a move that will reunite both players with former (twice-over) managers, Queens Park Ranger's winger Junior Hoillet is rumoured to be on the way to Stoke City, with Peter Crouch moving the other way.