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Chelsea technical director Emenalo 'thoroughly impressed' by Moses, keen for new contract to be offered — report

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Sign him up!

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According to Sky Sports, Chelsea technical director Michael Emenalo, who's apparently no longer the individual to be blamed for anything and everything that may go wrong at Chelsea — or is that because everything's going right at Chelsea these days? — is "keen" for a new and improved contract to be offered to Victor Moses, especially in light of the Barcelona rumors that emerged earlier this week.

Emenalo has apparently told Sky that he's been "thoroughly impressed" by Moses's resurgence this season in the wing-back role and wants Chelsea to lock down the 25-year-old (two weeks shy of 26) for longer than the two years that will be left on his contract after this season.  Moses contract extension rumors follow recent similar rumblings around Diego Costa and Thibaut Courtois.

How real any such interest from Barcelona may be is up for debate, though Sky also claim that Barcelona are definitely looking for a better attacking right back than Sergi Roberto.  In his still limited experience in that position, Moses certainly has shown plenty of aptitude.

Emenalo doesn't handle first-team contract negotiations (that's Granovskaia's department), but just as with any decision made at Chelsea, presumably a consensus agreement can be reached by all the decision-makers and get the ball rolling on this.  I'd guess the response to a new Moses contract now will be markedly different than the last time he signed an extension back in 2015.