Manchester City are set to let forgotten winger Scott Sinclair leave for Aston Villa on a loan deal with an added option to make the move permanent for about £2.5million, Daily Mail reports.
The 25-year-old is now the subject of negotiations between the two clubs and is believed to be very close to reaching a positive conclusion.
Villa are hoping to reach an agreeing with City ahead of their Premier League clash with Arsenal this weekend.
Sinclair was on top form during his two years at Swansea City between 2010 and 2012, scoring 28 goals in 82 games, prompting the English giants to sign him.
However, he failed to live up to his expectations in his first season, making only 12 appearances, causing the club to loan him out to West Bromwich Albion in the previous campaign and is now being lined up for a permanent departure.
Lambert will be hoping the winger can help an upturn in fortunes for the midlands side who currently sit in 15th place in the Premier League table – only three points from the perilous position of relegation.