Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola dropped Wilfried Bony from the match day squad for the third consecutive game.
Guardiola has no plans for the Ivory Coast international this season and he has been instructed to find a new club according to the Manchester Evening News.
Skybet slashed the Black Eagles odds to sign the powerful striker from 19 to 4 as a result of negotiations reaching an advanced stage.
West Ham are also considering a loan bid for Bony as a replacement for Andrew Ayew who is out injured for four months.
Stoke City 0-2 Manchester City
Kick-Off: 12:45 (GMT)
Stadium: Britania Stadium
Stoke City confirmed line up: Given; Bardsley, Shawcross, Wollscheid, Pieters; Imbula, Whelan; Bojan, Allen, Arnautovic; Diouf
Subs: Haugaard; Muniesa, Adam, Walters, Cameron, Crouch, Ramadan.
Man City confirmed line up: Caballero, Zabaleta (C), Kolarov, Stones, Otamendi, Fernandinho, Navas, Silva, Sterling, De Bruyne, Aguero
Subs: Hart, Fernando, Maffeo, Nolito, Delph, Clichy, Iheanacho