Stoke City boss Mark Hughes is set to make Hannover's Senegal striker Mame Biram Diouf his second signing of the summer, according to PA Sport.
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Former Manchester United player Diouf, 26, whose contract with the German club is nearing an end, has been at the Potters' training ground for talks with Hughes and chief executive Tony Scholes.
On Thursday, Stoke -- who finished ninth in the Premier League last season -- announced the signing of Sunderland defender Phil Bardsley, who will join on a three-year deal when his Black Cats contract expires on July 1.
Diouf, who was wanted by Stoke last summer and would also arrive on a free, has scored 26 Bundesliga goals for Hannover since joining them from United in January 2012.