Stoke manager Tony Pulis has offered striker Peter Ndlovu a contract.
Ndlovu played 154 games for the Blades after joining early in 2001
The 31-year-old Zimbabwean forward has been on the lookout for a new club following his release by Sheffield United at the end of last season.
Ndlovu linked up with the Potters squad for pre-season training this week and he has already impressed Pulis.
"Peter has been here, we have had talks and we have made him an offer. Now he has gone away to think about it," he told the club's official website.