Aston Villa will reportedly offer Scott Sinclair the opportunity to end his Manchester City nightmare when the transfer window opens this summer, provided the relegation threatened Midlanders are able to ensure their Premier League survival.
Sinclair has stared just two Premier League games for Manchester City since signing from Swansea last August and, according to the Daily Mail, Villa are interested in acquiring the services of the 23-year-old.
A formal approach from Paul Lambert, however, is dependent on the club's situation come the end of the season, with Aston Villa fighting desperately to ensure they remain in the Premier League next term.
Villa claimed a vital victory against Queens Park Rangers last weekend to move three points clear of danger, and Manchester City forward Sinclair has been identified as a player to potentially transform their fortunes next season.
Sinclair has seen his progress significantly damaged since his transfer to Manchester City, having been on the fringes of Roy Hodgson's England team after a successful maiden campaign in the top-flight with Swansea.
The former Chelsea trainee scored eight times for Swansea as he played a prominent role in securing an impressive 11th place finish for the Welsh club, before earning a place in the Great Britain squad for the Olympics.
Sinclar the signed for Manchester City on transfer deadline day for a fee of £6.2 million, but has been unable to claim a regular place under Roberto Mancini and the Etihad Stadium.