Given Juan Cuadrado's impending arrival at Juventus, it's a bit surprising to see the Victor Moses rumors picking up as well. Perhaps some of it has to do with his relative lack of involvement so far thanks to a small injury?
While the Pedro signing was always going to result in one of our wingers leaving, the assumption was that it would be just one winger out the door. Could it be two?
There remains some gap in the respective valuations of the two clubs, with Chelsea wanting around £10 million for Moses...
It's not surprising that we'd want something in the region of £10m for Moses; we firmly rejected a £5m offer from Stoke City last season, and we sure aren't about give out a discount after a good preseason from the player. Not to mention, if we are truly looking to sell Moses, there is supposed interest from Tottenham Hotspur and Aston Villa that we could leverage to our financial gain as well.
Should Moses leave, we'd be left with just four "proven" attacking midfielders (Hazard, Pedro, Willian, Oscar), plus two youngsters in Bertrand Traore and Kenedy. Ramires shouldn't really count as an attacking midfielder, though maybe he does anyway seeing as how he ends up getting used there far too often for my liking. Question is, are we comfortable heading into the season with that attacking group? If so, then selling Moses makes some sense. Otherwise, we need to hang on to him, especially since as a home-grown player, we don't have to worry about squad restrictions and the like.