By Johnny Edward:
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has hinted that Victor Moses could stay at Stamford Bridge for the forthcoming season despite reports the Nigerian could be included in a deal to land Everton defender John Stones.
Mourinho took the 24-year-old to Chelsea’s pre-season tour and told the media at Chelsea’s training base counted Moses as one of the five players in the wing positions for the Blues’ title defence.
“At the moment, with Hazard and Willian, Traoré, Moses and Cuadrado, we have five players for these positions. It is better not to have so many,” Mourinho said on Monday.
The comments suggest that there is likely to be a place in the first-team squad next season for the Super Eagles winger.
Moses and his compatriot Mikel Obi are expected to feature in Chelsea’s first friendly against New York Red Bulls on Wednesday.
CHELSEA’S PRE-SEASON FIXTURES
July 23 – vs New York Red Bulls (A)
July 25 – vs Paris Saint-Germain (N)
July 29 – vs Barcelona (N)
August 2 – vs Arsenal (N – Community Shield)
August 5 – vs Fiorentina (H)