Chelsea wing-back Victor Moses has been told he can leave the club in January, with Crystal Palace and their London neighbours Fulham touted as potential destinations for the Nigerian.
A stalwart of the team under previous manager Antonio Conté, Moses finds himself frozen out at Stamford Bridge under new boss Maurizio Sarri, with the Blues reverting to a flat back-four, and now he is ready to move on, for a fee, which The Mirror reports, is likely to be in the region of £12 million.
Moses joined Chelsea in 2012 but initially struggled to establish himself in West London, and was sent on loan to Liverpool, Stoke City, and West Ham before Conté converted him from a winger to wing-back. He went on to win the League title in Conté’s first season in charge, and the FA Cup earlier this year.
If he does move to Palace, it will mark a return for Moses to the club he first joined as an 11-year old, after he fled his native Nigeria following the death of his parents in religious riots.
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