Stoke City want to sign Chelsea winger Victor Moses on a permanent deal.
The Nigeria international is on loan at the Britannia Stadium this season but is due to return to Stamford Bridge this summer.
Mark Hughes has made the 24-year-old a top transfer target for the Potters and would be willing to shell out £5million to get his man.
It is understood Blues manager Jose Mourinho made an attempt to recall the winger in January but Moses was not keen to return and risk spending more time on the bench.
Chelsea host City at the Bridge on Saturday evening and chairman Peter Coates has revealed the Potters are ready to open talks over the player.
“There are some obvious things we want to do,” he told Sky Sports.
“Steven N’Zonzi is a big player for us, we would like to extend his contact. Victor Moses is an interesting [situation] for us, would like to see how the land lies with that one.
“If we can, we would like to do a deal.”
Moses has made 22 appearances for Stoke this term, scoring four times, but will be ineligible to play against his parent club this weekend.