Victor Moses’ stop-start career could be about to enter its latest inconclusive chapter, with Aston Villa and West Bromwich Albion both showed an interest in taking the Chelsea winger on loan.
Moses had an inauspicious loan spell at Liverpool last season, making just 19 appearances as he struggled to find a place in the Anfield pecking order behind Raheem Sterling and Philippe Coutinho.
His way out could be paved in claret and blue, with Paul Lambert desirous of bringing the Nigeria international to Villa Park.
However, Lambert’s plans could be foiled by Alan Irvine and West Brom – Villa’s Black Country rivals also want to take Moses on loan.
Lambert’s main attacking signing of the summer so far, Joe Cole is injured – though the Scot insists he will be fit in time for the start of the new season.
“Joe has a little knock on his thigh. It's a minor knock,’ said Lambert in an interview with Villa’s official website.
“He will be touch and go for Saturday. I won't rush him.
“But I am not too concerned. I think Joe will be fine for the first day.”
Villa are pursuing other targets in the meantime. Lambert is still hopeful of pushing through a £4 million deal for Swansea’s Ki Sung-yeung, whilst Chelsea’s Ghanaian starlet remains an option should the move for Moses fail to materialise.