Chelsea outcast Victor Moses has been linked with a number of Premier League sides ahead of the January window, including former club Crystal Palace.
Victor Moses of Chelsea celebrates scoring his sides third goal during the Premier League match between Chelsea and Burnley at Stamford Bridge on August 27, 2016 in London, England.
Crystal Palace appeared to be well placed to bring Victor Moses back to Selhurst Park ahead of the January transfer window.
Despite interest from Wolverhampton Wanderers, West Ham United and Fulham, the Standard reported on Friday that Palace were confident of striking a deal for the Nigerian international next month.
Moses started his professional career with the Eagles, making 69 appearances for the club before he left for Wigan Athletic in 2010.
But, according to the Sun (23 December, page 61), the 28-year-old’s homecoming is now under threat. It is understood that Moses’s move back to Crystal Palace has now hit a snag due to the size of his wages.
The former Liverpool and Stoke City loanee is earning £130,000 a week at Chelsea and it seems that Palace, as well as Fulham, could be scared off from striking a deal – unless Maurizio Sarri’s side are willing to let him leave on loan and contribute a decent portion of his earnings.
It certainly makes sense for Moses to leave Stamford Bridge, given that he has played just 26 minutes of Premier League football since Sarri took over from Antonio Conte.