FORMER Super Eagles winger Victor Moses is on the verge of joining Italian giants Inter Milan on loan for the rest of the season after his former boss at Chelsea Antonio Conte who is the current manager at the San Siro requested his services.
Moses, 29, played under Conte when the Italian was in charge of Chelsea but is currently out on loan at Turkish side Fernebahce. However, of late, Moses has been out injured and is only just returning to fitness, so the Turkish club are happy to let him go, while Chelsea will be willing to offload the winger, who no longer has a future at Stamford Bridge.
Under the terms of a deal being worked out, Moses will return to Chelsea to be immediately loaned out to Inter until June for no cost. Inter have already made it known that they will not make a permanent move for Moses this month but could revisit the situation in the summer if they deem him to have successfully adapted to Conte’s 3-5-2 formation when out on loan in Milan.
A fee of €10m (£8.5m) has been mooted as the figure which Inter will have to pay if they wish to acquire the player on a permanent basis in June. So far this season, Moses has only made six appearances for Fenerbahce but should he join Inter, he would follow Alexis Sanchez and Romelu Lukaku in leaving the Premier League for Serie A.
Antonio Conte has been incredibly active this month in the market and Moses may not be the last of this January market. Chief among those targets are Tottenham and Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen and Chelsea and France forward Olivier Giroud.
Inter will, however, demand fitness test results from Fenerbahce and Chelsea before signing Moses to ensure he is ready to go after suffering two serious thigh strains while playing for Fenerbahce. Moses has been previously sent out on loan to Liverpool, Stoke City and West Ham by Chelsea before Conte converted him into a rightback and offered him regular playing time.