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Stoke sign Chelsea winger Victor Moses on loan

Stoke City, 13/8 with Coral for a top 10 finish, have landed Chelsea and Nigeria international winger Victor Moses on a season-long loan.

His signing came too late for the 23-year-old to feature in their Premier League opening day defeat to Aston Villa, but his arrival further boosts the attacking options of Potters boss Mark Hughes.

Moses, who played for his country at the recent World Cup in Brazil, spent last term on loan at Liverpool, but only featured in half of the 38 league matches. Jose Mourinho has sent him out again to Stoke, having added Diego Costa and Didier Drogba to his frontline in west London this summer.

Former Crystal Palace and Wigan Athletic player Moses has over 100 Premier League appearances under his belt, and chipped in with 10 top-flight goals. He will create strong competition for places at the Britannia.

Hughes already has an abundance of forward-thinking talent at his disposal. The Potters boss can now call on nine strikers and wide players for the first-team. Moses joins Jonathan Walters, Brek Shea, Peter Odemwingie, Cameron Jerome, Peter Crouch, new boys Mame Biram Diouf and Bojan Krkic, and Marko Arnautovic on Stoke’s books.

With just three spots available, Moses’ arrival surely means some departures from the Potters before the transfer window deadline on September 1st. Ex-England international Crouch has been linked with a move to West Ham United this summer, but Sam Allardyce instead signed Diafra Sakho.

“We are delighted to have secured the services of such an exciting young talent in Victor,” Stoke chief executive Tony Scholes told the club’s official website. “He will certainly add to our attacking options and from talking to him it’s obvious that he’s really excited about the prospect of making an impact in the Premier League with Stoke City.”

The Potters are odds-on at 1/16 to stay up this term.