Victor Moses’ much-touted move to Crystal Palace might have been threatened by the club’s decision to prioritise engaging a striker instead of a winger.
The retired Nigerian international who has not made an appearance for Chelsea in their last 16 games across all competitions must leave Stamford Bridge this month to salvage his career.
The Standard, an English tabloid had reported that Crystal Palace were believed to be favourites over buying him outright for a deal worth around £12m, while Fulham have also been linked with a loan move for the 27-year-old winger.
However, Palace reportedly made signing a striker their priority at the moment and Cardiff plan to capitalise by taking him on loan for the rest of the season.
Manager Neil Warnock knows Moses well having been in charge of Crystal Palace when the Nigeria international played for the club between 2007-10.
Moses, who was part of the Chelsea side that won the title in 2017, has made just six appearances for the Blues this term — the last of which was over two months ago.
If the Cardiff loan offer scale through, it would not be the first time for the winger. He has been loaned to Liverpool, West Ham and Stoke City from Chelsea.