Mark Hughes: Chelsea winger Victor Moses still a Stoke City target

Chelsea midfielder Victor Moses is still a target for Mark Hughes at Stoke City after impressing on loan.

Victor Moses is again being closely monitored by Stoke City's Mark Hughes after a season-long loan spell at the Britannia Stadium from Chelsea.

Moses, who was at the 2014 FIFA World Cup with Nigeria, previously had a loan move at Liverpool, but struggled to impress under Brendan Rodgers. However, the former Wigan Athletic winger set the Britannia Stadium alight at times during his recent loan spell and Hughes is considering signing him permanently.

The 24-year-old made 19 Premier League appearances for Stoke City but had to return to Stamford Bridge earlier than expected due to a hamstring injury. Hughes, however, has made it clear that he will be enquiring as to the availability of Moses.

His current Chelsea current contract expires at the end of the month and it looks unlikely that the Premier League champions will be offering an extension.

"We've done okay ourselves with loans over the last couple of years," Hughes told

"It was good to see Victor back at the ground for the final game of the season. I thought it was important he came, along with Bojan, because they have obviously played their part in our season as well as those on show for the last game.

"He's back at Chelsea now, but hopefully we can still do something. We'll have to see."

Stoke City ended their Premier League season in style with a 6-1 hammering of Liverpool and finishing ninth in the top-flight standings.

Hughes understandably wants to bolster his options at Stoke in order to better their league position next season. Given that Moses played a big part in The Potters' season, linking up well with Bojan Krkic, prior to the Spain international’s unfortunate injury, he could well be an option worth exploring.

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