Super Cup: Chelsea drop Moses

Victor Moses

Victor Moses

Uncertainty appears to be the word for Victor Moses at Stamford Bridge as the season begins to take definite swing.The Mail reported that the Nigerian has been left out of Chelsea’s squad for their Super Cup clash against Bayern Munich in Prague on Friday, raising further doubts over his future at the Bridge under Jose Mourinho.

Moses has been linked with moves to Liverpool and West Ham after failing to make an appearance for Chelsea in their opening three Premier League games. The Super Eagles attacker joined the Stamford Bridge club from Wigan last August for £9m.

But it is a better deal for his compatriot Mikel Obi as the midfielder is in the team to face the German champions. Even though there are also several transfer links to Mikel, he was a late substitute in the Monday big clash at Old Trafford against Manchester United.

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers wants Moses on a season-long loan at Liverpool and has been encouraged after the player was told he can leave the club. The situation at Chelsea is surely a new turn for Moses after the initial praise he got from Mourinho during a pre-season tour of the USA.

He said, “Victor (Moses) has been terrific. He is another one who is working very hard. He hasn’t missed a single minute of a training session.

“I think Victor is a very good option for us. In Victor’s position we have Hazard, (Kevin) De Bruyne, Schurrle – it’s a position where a coach can make a change during a match and give new life and fresh blood to the team. He is a player who makes the squad stronger and gives us options.”

Chelsea want a £2m loan fee for the 22-year-old, but Liverpool will try to secure his release on reduced terms. Moses earns £55,000 a week at Chelsea and Liverpool are reluctant to match that.

But they are still hopeful of a deal as Moses prepares to leave Chelsea before the transfer deadline on Monday.

English Premier league experts say Rodgers is counting on his long-standing relationship with Mourinho to help steer the deal in Liverpool’s direction this week.

Moses has been told that Chelsea are unlikely to agree to his sale, but they will let the winger leave for a season.

The chances of Moses winning back his place in the Chelsea team have been reduced by the £32m arrival of Willian from Anzhi Makhachkala.


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