Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert has made a formal enquiry to take Chelsea misfit Victor Moses on loan and is now waiting for the green light from Blues boss Jose Mourinho to talk terms over a season-long switch. That is according to The Telegraph, who believe that the Nigerian forward will be allowed out on loan again despite failing to make an impact at Liverpool last term.
Moses only featured in half of Liverpool's Premier League games last season and scored just a solitary goal, with the move failing to enhance his reputation as an exciting, dynamic forward with the pace and power to cause defenders problems at the highest level.
Liverpool were never likely to make their interest in the World Cup star permanent and as a result Chelsea have been left with a decision to make on the 23-year-old, is it time for him to move on or return and fight for first-team football at Stamford Bridge?
Villa would very much like it to be the former and has made signing a winger a top priority this summer, particularly after allowing Marc Albrighton to join Leicester City.
Lambert borrowed Ryan Bertrand from Mourinho last season and is hopeful of using that healthy working relationship to strike another important deal, with the ball now in Chelsea's court.
Since returning to Chelsea last summer Mourinho has given no indication that he sees Moses as part of his first-team plans moving forward, with a promising career now in serious danger of stalling.
Moses burst onto the scene at Crystal Palace more than seven seasons ago and took that form into the top flight after moving to Wigan Athletic in 2010, but that explosive mix has failed to see his career catch fire with Chelsea.
Mourinho is likely to let Moses join a Premier League arrival and hope his use of the loan system pays off this time round, with consistent starting opportunities surely on offer in a Villa side which rely on the counter attack.