Stoke City manager Mark Hughes has said it will be difficult to make the deal for Victor Moses permanent as Chelsea have decided to keep him.
Moses has spent the last two seasons on loan, first at Liverpool and then at Stoke, and it appeared for some time that his Chelsea career was dwindling away, especially as Chelsea appear keen to strengthen in that position with links to both Antoinne Griezmann and Pedro gaining momentum recently.
Hughes, who played for Chelsea in the mid-90s, thinks that Chelsea have had a change of heart on the subject of the Nigeria international . He is quoted on ESPN as saying:
“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.”