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Cardiff, Stoke to swap Odemwingie and Jones

ESPN staff
January 25, 2014
Kenwyne Jones has made one Premier League appearance for Stoke in the last three months © PA Photos

Cardiff and Stoke City are set to exchange strikers in a move that will see Peter Odemwingie move to the Potteries and Kenwyne Jones head in the opposite direction.

The swap deal will be finalised after Jones has a medical in south Wales, according to Stoke's official Twitter feed.

Cardiff boss Ole Gunnar Solksjaer added: "There is potentially a deal to be done, Peter going to them and Kenwyne coming to us. We are quite a long way down that road."

Odemwingie, 32, joined Cardiff on a two-year contract from West Brom this summer but has managed just two goals in 17 appearances in all competitions, with his last coming on October 5 against Newcastle.

Odemwingie is aiming for more regular first-team football as he looks to earn a place in Nigeria's World Cup squad.

Jones, meanwhile, has been advocating for a move away from Stoke for some time, even allegedly refusing to play against Liverpool recently. Potters boss Mark Hughes subsequently fined Jones two weeks' wages and left him out of his squad against Crystal Palace.

Jones was a club-record signing for Stoke when he joined them in August 2010 from Sunderland for £8 million. He started the current campaign brightly with an August hat-trick in the Capital One Cup against Walsall, but he has only made one Premier League appearance in the past three months.

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