He has been linked with a move to Arsenal in the past, and although I don't believe the Gunners are in the hunt this time, Mark Hughes is known to be a fan of the 27-year old.
And expect West Ham to join Stoke with an offer, as Big Sam is another who has tried to sign him in the past.
Steven Taylor:"I want to play football. I want to play as much football as I can.
"If I'm not going to get in the team, then obviously we will have to look at something else.
"But at this moment in time, the manager has come out and said that, so we will have to wait and see.
"Hopefully soon I will be back in amongst it. I'll wait to see what happens.
"At Newcastle, I have had competition all my career.
"I thrive on that and it doesn't bother me one bit. The manager makes a decision and you have just got to accept that.
"I need to keep working hard and knuckling down."