Report: Victor Moses reluctant to re-join Stoke, Tottenham pursue deal

Victor Moses in Chelsea lineup

Chelsea winger Victor Moses isn't keen on a return to Stoke.

According to The Guardian, Chelsea winger Victor Moses is reluctant to re-join Stoke City on a permanent basis - leaving Tottenham as the favourites for his signature.

Moses, 24, spent last season on loan at Stoke, notching four goals in 23 games in all competitions during a decent stint at the Britannia Stadium.

Now though, the Nigerian international has returned to Stamford Bridge, with seemingly no future for him at Stamford Bridge under Jose Mourinho.

An exit is almost inevitable for Moses, but The Guardian believe that he is 'reluctant' to make a permanent return to Stoke, with Chelsea looking to offer him up in part-exchange for goalkeeper Asmir Begovic.

Should Moses snub the chance to return to Stoke, Tottenham could be the team that leads the race for his signature, with the Daily Mirror reporting over the weekend that Mauricio Pochettino's men are pursuing a deal to bring the Chelsea misfit to White Hart Lane.

Is Moses good enough for Tottenham?

Tottenham have wingers who like to cut inside; Nacer Chadli, Erik Lamela and Andros Townsend all fit that particular bill, leaving Pochettino without a player to hug the touchline and go past a full back to the byline.

Moses could provide that with his pace, but there are still question marks over whether Moses is really good enough to make an impact for a club pushing for the top four.

The wide man has made no impact at Chelsea, and then struggled immensely during a loan spell with Liverpool during the 2013-14 campaign.

Moses appears to lack the end product to be a consistent force that top Premier League teams look for - and Tottenham should be wary of that if they do chase Moses this summer.

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