Victor Moses is expected to leave Stamford Bridge this month having barely featured under coach Maurizio Sarri. The retired Nigerian international has not made an appearance for Chelsea in their last 16 games across all competitions.
According to a report on English tabloid, The Standard, 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, Complete Sports reports that Palace have made signing a striker their priority at the moment and Cardiff are hoping to capitalise by loaning him 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.
He has featured for Liverpool, West Ham and Stoke City on loan from Chelsea.
Cardiff City are currently 17th in the Premier League table and will host Huddersfield Town in their next game on Saturday.