Victor Moses has again joined the growing list of players on loan from Chelsea after agreeing in principle to a season-long loan at Spartak Moscow, but he will still need to undergo a medical in the Russian capital to complete the deal.
The 29-year-old Chelsea winger visited a sports clinic in Rome on Friday to conduct checks on a hip problem that he sustained while on loan at Inter Milan last season, although that injury will not hinder his move Spartak Moscow.
If the loan deal with Spartak Moscow happens, Moses will be the 30th Chelsea player on loan this season.
Indeed, Moses has already played several behind-closed-doors friendlies at Cobham to keep fit and even scored in the club’s 1-1 draw with Wimbledon last month.
Moses’ current deal expires in 2021 so he will agree on a one-year extension to protect Chelsea’s investment and allow the club to potentially earn a transfer fee next summer.
Frank Lampard Chelsea gaffer said, “We have a bubble at the training ground with the first-team squad, which Victor hasn’t been part of. I know Victor well and we will see how that develops over the next week,”
It will be the sixth loan move for Moses after spells with Liverpool, Stoke City, West Ham, Fenerbahce and Inter. Indeed, before his move to Turkey, Moses was a first-team regular at Stamford Bridge under Antonio Conte in a team that won a Premier League title and FA Cup.