According to the Daily Star, Aston Villa have already opened negotiations with Manchester City over a permanent deal for Scott Sinclair.
After Villa thrashed Sunderland 4-0 on Saturday, spirits are high at Villa Park, and manager Tim Sherwood is taking all the plaudits right now.
Yet another big factor in their recent mini-revival has been winger Sinclair, who joined the club on loan from Manchester City in January.
The former Swansea City wide man, who hit 36 goals in 91 games for the South Wales side, found first team football hard to come by at Manchester City, so it was little surprise to see that he left the club in January for a temporary move to Villa.
So far, the 25-year-old has impressed. The ex-Chelsea youngster has hit three goals in just eight appearances for Villa, and is starting to recapture the form that prompted City to buy him in 2012.
Villa should already be considering a permanent move for Sinclair, and according to the Daily Star, they have already opened talks with Manchester City over keeping Sinclair long term.
They also report that it will cost £3.5m to prise him away from the Etihad Stadium, and Villa want to make sure that they are leading the race for his signature come the summer - hence the early talks over a permanent deal, before any other clubs become interested following his impressive start to life at Villa.