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Chelsea are considering offering winger Victor Moses a clean slate at Stamford Bridge next season.
The Nigerian international has struggled to gain a place in the set-up at the West Londoners, since joining from Wigan Athletic in 2012 – and has subsequently had loan spells at Liverpool and Stoke City over the last couple of league campaigns.
Moses remains a transfer target for Mark Hughes‘ Stoke City, where he impressed during his 19 appearances last season, despite suffering from injury occurrences whilst in the Potteries.
And Welshman Hughes believes that the 24-year-old could still have a future at the Premier League title-holders, with doubts over the futures of Juan Cuadrado and Mohamed Salah growing.
Hughes said: “I think Chelsea have a view on Victor. What they’re thinking we believe is that they would possibly like to keep him.
“If they go into the market again that could change that idea.
“Victor obviously came to us last year and did exceptionally well for us.
“There were a couple of injuries that hampered him unfortunately, but he showed enough in his time with us that it made Chelsea very aware of the talent they have and what Victor could offer.
“It could be that Victor now plays a part at Chelsea.”
Stoke view Moses as a potential loan signing in the deal which has also seen Blues midfielder Marco Van Ginkel come in on loan, following the departure of Asmir Begovic, who joined Chelsea last week.
Highly-rated forward Patrick Bamford, who spent last term on loan at Championship side Middlesbrough – is also a proposed target for the Staffordshire outfit.