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Although Victor Moses would fill up one of those useful homegrown squad slots, it's quite clear by now that Jose Mourinho's not particularly interested in keeping him around on this Chelsea squad. And so another loan -- or a permanent deal -- is obviously on the cards, and despite the Nigerian's failure to impress at Liverpool last season it seems that Aston Villa are on the hunt to land him. So say the Telegraph, at any rate.

I think Moses is far better than he showed last season, especially because he was genuinely good for us in the first half of 2012/13, but it's still a bit strange that Aston Villa would want to pick him up on loan when they were last looking at Christian Atsu, who's a far more exciting prospect. It could be that Atsu is now heading elsewhere, or Paul Lambert might have decided that a Premier League-proven player is more appropriate for his team than a prospect.

Either way, Chelsea need to make sure that he ends up at a club where he'll get playing time. The club has two obligations here, the first being to further Moses' career and the second being to increase his value for when we do sell him.