Stoke City have confirmed they are in talks with Lee Hendrie and Andy Griffin with a view to securing loan deals for the pair next season.
Hendrie has fallen out of favour at Aston Villa
Aston Villa's Hendrie and Portsmouth defender Griffin spent much of last season on loan at the Potters with boss Tony Pulis keen for a similar deal.
He told the club website: "All of the loan players have gone back.
"We've held tentative discussions with their representatives and we will be working hard to tie up the deals."