Villa hoping to add Moses and Ki to their ranks
Aston Villa (13/5 to be relegated from the Premier League) are reportedly in the hunt to sign Chelsea attacker Victor Moses on loan, and hope to bring in Swansea City midfielder Ki Sung-Yueng on a permanent deal.
Moses, 23, was sent out to Liverpool last season by his parent club, where he played in just 19 league games – scoring one goal. However, it seems the Nigeria international, who featured in the recent World Cup, is on his way out of Stamford Bridge again.
South Korean Ki, meanwhile, who also played for his nation at the finals in Brazil, could be available for around £4m with just one year left on his Swans contract. Villa chairman Randy Lerner has reportedly told manager Paul Lambert that he will provide funds to sign the 25-year-old, despite his hope to sell the club.
Ki joined the Welsh side from Scottish giants Celtic in 2012, and now could make a permanent move to England. He did play for Sunderland last season, though, where he managed 27 appearances, scoring three goals, to help the Black Cats stay up.
Scotsman Lambert has been very productive so far this transfer window, strengthening in a wide variety of areas to add to squad depth, as he looks to improve on his side’s finish of 15th last season.
He has brought in Philippe Senderos, Joe Cole and Kieran Richardson all on free transfers, while he has also signed young duo Tom Leggett and Isaac Nehemie, both 18, from Southampton. Marc Albrighton and Nathan Delfouneso have both left Villa Park.
If Moses were to join, he would be the second temporary transfer from Chelsea in as many windows, with the Blues lending Lambert left back Ryan Bertrand last January. The Villains boss will be hoping to keep that connection up.
Villa were unimpressive last term, but are odds-on at 3/10 to stay up.