Stoke City manager Mark Hughes wants to retain the services of Chelsea FC winger Victor Moses for at least another season.
The Welsh boss is impressed with the performances of the Nigeria international since his arrival on a season-long loan last summer.
“Victor is still a Chelsea player, we’re very pleased with what he’s producing,” said Hughes. “We have given him the opportunity and he’s in a good place.
“We’d ideally love to be able to take him if we can but that won’t be our decision. Things have to fall in place but if there was an opportunity to bring Victor next season we’d love to do it.”
The ‘Potters’ will begin negotiation at the end of the season but, with Moses’ parent club reaching out for a £7m fee; Hughes will be looking to persuade the west London outfit to part with the 24-year-old at a reduced prize.
“It will be discussed at the end of the season, we will see how far it can go. But his profile is being raised so it is a two-edged sword.
“A loan could be a compromise. The key would be to try and find a way to keep him here next season.
“Would he get the opportunity his talents deserve back at Chelsea? We like to think we would be a consideration for him almost certainly.”