Stoke have joined the race to take Clint Dempsey on loan from the MLS.

Fulham, West Ham and Everton are already tracking the front-man, but the Potters have now made their interest known to his American club Seattle Sounders.

Tottenham have first option to re-sign Dempsey on loan, but White Hart Lane sources believe it is unlikely they will move for the 30-year-old.