Aston Villa have joined the race to sign Chelsea's Victor Moses on loan, according to reports.
The Nigerian international will be allowed out for another season, and is also a target for Everton, Newcastle United, Crystal Palace, West Ham and West Brom.
Following his lack of opportunities at Liverpool last season, Chelsea want to ensure Moses’ next move is the right one, and Blues boss Jose Mourinho will assess the merits of every club.
But Villa boss Paul Lambert is hopeful of striking another deal with Mourinho, having signed Ryan Bertrand on loan in January, according to the Daily Telegraph.
The same newspaper reports that Mourinho will desperately try to find a buyer for Fernando Torres after admitting that he will have to get rid of one of his foreign players.
The return of Didier Drogba means Chelsea’s anticipated first-team squad has one too many foreign players under Premier League and Champions League rules on home-grown quotas.
Chelsea hope that Atlético Madrid may take Torres back, while Monaco are understood to be monitoring his situation in case Radamel Falcao leaves.
Should Chelsea fail to sell Torres or midfielder John Obi Mikel, who has not generated much interest, Mourinho may be forced to consider a Paris St-Germain offer for the keeper Petr Cech, allowing him to use Englishmen Jamal Blackman or Mitchell Beeney as third-choice stopper.
Meanwhile, Sky Sports are reporting that German side Wolfsburg are ready to fight Everton and Juventus for the signature of Romelu Lukaku.