Chelsea have finally confirmed that they are ready to allow their Nigerian wionger, Victor Moses in the January transfer window, as The Blues have put a price of £12m on his contract.
Hot on the heels of renewed interest in Moses from Fulham and one of his former clubs, Crystal Palace, Cheslea are ready to listen to offers for the out-of-favour star.
Consequently, Moses could be heading back to Selhurst Park, where he played for Palace from between 2007 and 2010, after progressing with breath taking pace through their youth ranks.
However, the 27-year-old former Super Eagles star, who moved from Palace to Wigan Athletic in 2010 and then on to Chelsea in 2012, has struggled for game time with The Blues under Maurizio Sarri this season.
Moses, who previously played on loan at Liverpool, Stoke City and West Ham United, has played only six matches for the west London side, such that he is set for an exit from Stamford Bridge in January.
It is a dramatic downturn for Moses, who played regularly under former manager, Antonio Conte, when he starred in 40 matches, en route to the EPL title in the 2016-17 campaign and got 38 appearances last season.
The Blues, though, are bound to make a profit on Moses, as they bought him from Wigan for £9m in the summer of 2012.
This is sequel to reports that Moses has finally got the green light to leave Stamford Bridge, following an approval by the club’s coach, Maurizio Sarri.
After dilly-dallying for several months, Sarri has finally approved the sale of Moses next month.
Moses has been categorically told that he can leave the club in January, as long as they get a £12m fee from any intending buyer.
The former Super Eagles star has struggled to establish himself in Sarri’s plans and is now on the lookout for an escape route when the transfer window opens in January.
The Blues are demanding a transfer fee of £12m, which fellow-London-based England Premier League side, Crystal Palace appear interested to pull off.
That would mean a return to the club that brought Moses to limelight, but they are facing competition from yet another London club, Fulham.
The Cottagers could also be tempted to make a move for the 27-year-old star, as they aim to strengthen their side to avoid a relegation scrap.
Incidentally, a Nigerian coach, Colin Omogbehin coaches Fulham’s U18 team and could play a big role in convincing Moses to join them, rather than return to Palace, where he spent nine years.
Omogbehin served as a mentor to Moses during his teething years at Palace, and they remain very close over the years.
Moses is now set to end his six-year stay with Chelsea in the January transfer window due to his lack of first-team opportunities, with only six matches played this season from a possible 24 in all competitions.