BURNLEY striker Sam Vokes is reportedly in advanced talks with Stoke City over a move to the Championship club - and Peter Crouch has emerged as a potential makeweight in the deal.

Stoke are long-term admirers of Vokes and new boss Nathan Jones is keen to sign a striker to form a focal point of their attack.

The Clarets will not let the 29-year-old leave without securing a replacement, with Birmingham City’s Che Adams appearing to be the number one target.

But Adams, who scored for the Blues in their Championship draw with Swansea City on Tuesday night, has interest from elsewhere in the Premier League, most notably Southampton.

The Daily Telegraph are reporting that Stoke are in advanced talks with the Clarets over Vokes but are not prepared to meet the £9m asking price.

But they would offer Crouch as part of the deal for the Wales international, who only signed a new contract at Turf Moor in October.

The 29-year-old was an unused sub in the 2-2 Premier League draw with Old Trafford on Tuesday night and asked about the striker’s reaction to the Clarets supporters at full time, when he went to applaud the travelling fans along with other members of the Burnley squad, Clarets boss Dyche said: “It just suggests he has respect from the fans and he respects them.

“He is not on the way at this moment in time that’s for sure.”

Vokes is behind Chris Wood and Ashley Barnes, who both found the net against United, in the pecking order at Turf Moor while Matej Vydra provides another forward option and got the nod to start the FA Cup fourth round defeat to Manchester City last weekend.

The Welshman joined Burnley initially on loan from Wolves in January 2012 before making the move permanent that summer.

He has made more than 250 appearances for the Clarets, including 30 this season.