Chelsea loan outflux continues as Victor Moses prepares for Russia

Victor Moses

The latest word stemming from the media on Friday suggests that Victor Moses is close to departing Chelsea for Spartak Moscow.

Blues rebuilding

The major talking point at Stamford Bridge this summer of course proved the massive influx of high-profile players.

On the back of a pair of transfer windows without a single arrival, Chelsea opted to splash the cash this time around, amid a concerted effort to close the gap on the Premier League’s elite.

This eventually resulted in 7 stars making their way to southwest London.

First up were attackers Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner, deals for whom were actually clinched before the transfer window had even technically opened.

All of Ben Chilwell, Thiago Silva and Malang Sarr then followed suit within the space of a week late in August.

The Blues’ most pricey addition came in the form of German midfielder Kai Havertz early last month, before long overdue reinforcements between the posts were also forthcoming in the form of Edouard Mendy.

Chelsea loan outflux continues as Victor Moses prepares for Russia

BRIGHTON, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 14: Kai Havertz of Chelsea runs with the ball during the Premier League match between Brighton & Hove Albion and Chelsea at American Express Community Stadium on September 14, 2020 in Brighton, England. (Photo by Glyn Kirk/Pool via Getty Images

Moses on the move

As such, inevitably on the back of such a considerable splurge, Frank Lampard’s squad was left rather bloated as Monday’s transfer deadline approached.

The Chelsea boss, in turn, sanctioned a number of departures to balance the numbers, with all of Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Ross Barkley and Malang Sarr having been farmed out on respective loans.

Marco van Ginkel, meanwhile, returned to Dutch giants PSV for another season.

Marco van Ginkel

EINDHOVEN, NETHERLANDS – MARCH 17: Marco van Ginkel of PSV celebrates scoring his teams second goal of the game with team mates during the Dutch Eredivisie match between PSV Eindhoven and VVV Venlo held at Philips Stadion on March 17, 2018 in Eindhoven, Netherlands. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)

And, as outlined above, the loan exodus at Stamford Bridge looks far from over, amid claims that yet another out of favour Pensioners star is on the verge of an exit.

The player in question? Victor Moses.

As confirmed by transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, versatile wide-man Moses ‘is set to leave’ Chelsea for the campaign ahead.

The Nigerian will link up with Russian powerhouse Spartak Moscow imminently, with Moses eager to secure regular game-time.

This comes after Inter Milan, for whom the 29-year-old lined out last season, decided against activating their purchase option this summer.

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This article was edited by Josh Barker.

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