Stoke City chief gives update on pursuit of Chelsea's Victor Moses

Victor Moses in Chelsea lineup

Victor Moses spent last season on loan from Chelsea at the Britannia Stadium.

Stoke City chairman Tony Scholes has suggested the ball is in Chelsea's court when it comes to the pursuit of Victor Moses, the Stoke Sentinel reports.

Moses was on loan at the Britannia Stadium last season and impressed during his time for the Potters, while manager Mark Hughes has been keen to make the move for the Nigeria international a permanent one - despite the odd injury problem keeping him sidelined for a few games this season. 

Stoke chief Scholes is quoted, saying: "Mark is on record saying that Victor did very well here and he is a player we would like to bring back.

"But we have to bear in mind that he is a player who belongs to another football club at the moment.

"It's Chelsea's prerogative. They haven't decided what they are going to do with Victor and whether or not they want to keep him. We will wait and see on that one."

After one season at Stamford Bridge which saw Moses win the Europa League, the 24-year-old has failed to make an impression on Jose Mourinho and has since been sent on loan instead. Before his season at Stoke, he was on loan at Liverpool but failed to get the desired game time under Brendan Rodgers.

His spell at the Potters has been more productive for him, however, having made 23 appearances in all competitions scoring four goals, but it will be something of a concern that he has been unavailable for half of the Premier League season because of the odd injury here and there. 

The pace that Moses does possess can trouble any opponent, and is therefore an asset. After some very good performances this season, Stoke know if they can keep him fit then he could prove to be a shrewd signing. 

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