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Victor Moses to Everton transfer rumors are nothing but useless tabloid fodder

The tabloids are working hard to try to make this a thing because Roberto Martinez is a sad vampire.

Mike Hewitt

The Triple M's of Madness were at it this weekend. First came the Mail. Then the Mirror. Then, lastly, Metro. Martinez is keen on Moses, they mused muddleheadedly.

The Mail claims that Moses's future may be a bit of a mystery with Mourinho's move back. The Mirror believes Moses may be available for millions of moneys now that a mature Romelu Lukaku may become a fully-fledged squad member. And the Metro, that merry medley of morons, thinks that it's all because Moses's "career has stalled" since his move away from Wigan.

This is all a little bit silly. And I'm pretty sure I don't even have to tell you that there was not a single direct quote in any of the articles regarding this matter.

Victor Moses, at just 22 years of age, made 43 appearances for Chelsea. A new career high. He scored 10 goals. A new career high. And while his 27 starts are less than last season's total at Wigan, managing that much with Juan Mata, Eden Hazard, and Oscar in the team as well is commendable. Oh, and let's not forget that in the middle of the season he also went off to Africa for a month to win an international tournament and collect a Best Fair Player award. Should he recover from injury in time, he will no doubt be the fulcrum of Nigeria's attack at the upcoming FIFA Confederations Cup as well. In short, even if you personally don't rate Victor Moses very highly, there is no doubt that his career is very far from stalling.

So why would Chelsea ever entertain the idea of selling? Hint: we wouldn't. Certainly not at anything even remotely close to the £7m + £2m (addons) that we paid for the winger's services. That'd be a terrible bit of business, if nothing else.

Victor Moses will be entering the second year of his five-year contract, due to run out in the summer of 2017. He is not a Yossi Benayoun or a Florent Malouda or even a Marko Marin. He actually has a part to play and I'd expect Chelsea to behave accordingly if Roberto Martinez does in fact decide to come calling.

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