Scott Sinclair has admitted Crystal Palace would be his preferred destination for a January loan switch.
The youngster continues to remain on the fringes of the first-team fold at Chelsea, unable to force his way in to Luiz Felipe Scolari's star-studded side.
He has, however, picked up valuable experience during loan spells at Plymouth, Queens Park Rangers, Charlton and Crystal Palace, impressing throughout his time spent away from Stamford Bridge.
Palace are keen to bring the 20-year-old back for a second stint at Selhurst Park, but have been frustrated in their endeavors so far.
The Eagles' Championship rivals Birmingham and Swansea are also believed to be keen on the flying winger, but Neil Warnock believes his side remain in pole position after Sinclair revealed a move across London would be his favoured option.
"We are quietly confident about getting Scott Sinclair," Warnock told the Croydon Advertiser.
"We've spoken to his agent and he has told me that we are Scott's number one choice should he decide to go out on loan."
However, Warnock admitted that a deal was unlikely to be brokered with Chelsea until the New Year.
The Blues are keen to wait until after they have finalised their UEFA Champions League squad on 21st January before allowing players to leave.