Nigeria forward Victor Moses is set to be dumped by Chelsea as the Blues aim to strengthen their squad next season.
Moses is currently on loan at Stoke from Chelsea but his prospects of returning to Stamford Bridge to fight for a place have been dealt a blow.
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho is set to axe the Super Eagles star this summer, to finance a raid on the transfer market this summer.
He’s not thought to have a long-term future at Chelsea, and Potters boss Mark Hughes wants to keep the attacker at the Britannia Stadium on a permanent basis.
The Daily Mail reports that Mourinho is set to green light Moses’ departure in order to help Chelsea overcome Financial Fair Play restrictions in the transfer market this summer.
The Portuguese has been linked with a host of top talent, including Real Madrid’s Raphael Varane and Shakhtar Donetsk forward Douglas Costa.
But he will be forced to sell before he can buy, and Moses is said to be top of his list of exits this summer.
According to the Telegraph, the former Wigan man turned down the chance to return to Stamford Bridge in January and help Chelsea in their pursuit of silverware.
Moses signed for the Blues from Wigan in 2012, but spent last season on loan at Liverpool before his move to Stoke earlier in the current campaign.