Mark Hughes fears Stoke have missed out on Chelsea winger Victor Moses

The forward spent last season on loan with the Potters but looks set to stay at Stamford Bridge.

Stoke City manager Mark Hughes has told Sky Sports he fears he has missed out on securing Chelsea winger Victor Moses permanently.

Moses spent last season on loan with the Potters and enjoyed an impressive season for Hughes’ side, leading to them to look to secure his signature permanently this season.

He was thought to have been one of the Welshman’s key targets ahead of the new season, however it seems his efforts will have been in vain, with Jose Mourinho and Chelsea now looking to keep hold of their man.

"I think Chelsea have taken a view that they would like to keep him,” he told

“Of course, they may go into the market again and that might change that idea that they have. He did really well for us last year despite some injuries but it looks like Victor could play a part for Chelsea this year."

Stoke a better option than Chelsea

While it seems Chelsea are keen to keep their man, his personal desires are yet to be known.

He is unlikely to get much game time in Mourinho’s side though, with Eden Hazard and Willian both first choice in the side, while the likes of Juan Cuadrado and Mohamed Salah would also arguably be ahead of in the pecking order if they stay.

A move to Stoke then would be his best option, with first team football guaranteed at the Britannia. At just 24 as well, that is something he needs to avoid his career being over before it starts, something which would be a big danger should he stay at Stamford Bridge.

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