Swans target Moses, who has failed to establish himself at Stamford Bridge.
Swansea City will make a move to sign out-of-favour Chelsea winger Victor Moses this summer, as the former Wigan man could be available in a summer clear-out.
The 22-year-old moved to Stamford Bridge last summer after an impressive campaign with Wigan, but has failed to establish himself among the star names in the Chelsea staring lineup.
With the likes of Juan Mata, Eden Hazard and Oscar ahead in the pecking order this season, Moses has had to be content with a place on the bench, but is understood to want more regular first team football.
Swansea are keen to add a winger to their ranks, having also been linked with Junior Hoilett of relegated Queens Park Rangers as well as bringing back Scott Sinclair from Manchester City. However, Moses would be their preferred option as there would be a possibility of taking him on loan from the Blues.
Moses has actually managed ten goals in all competitions for Chelsea this season despite his limited appearances, showing that he remains a player with great potential who arguably deserves more of a chance.
The Nigerian attacker started his career with Crystal Palace, where he attracted interest from big clubs such as Arsenal and Barcelona. The London club have a good track record of producing talented young players through their ranks, such as Manchester United-bound Wilfried Zaha.
Despite the interest from bigger teams, Moses wound up at Wigan, and it took him a while to settle at the DW Stadium as he had numerous problems with injuries. He enjoyed a breakthrough campaign last season as he played a crucial part in ensuring the Latics’ survival in the Premier League.
A technically gifted and pacey dribbler, Moses would suit Swansea’s style of play perfectly if they manage to sign him. The 22-year-old can also offer them an option upfront if they lose in-demand striker Michu, who has had an excellent first season in English football and is now a target for several top clubs around Europe.
Moses could be one of several players on the way out of Stamford Bridge this summer, with the likes of Marko Marin and Yossi Benayoun enduring similar struggles for first team football. Meanwhile long-serving players such as John Terry and Frank Lampard are seemingly unsettled at the club and in talks over moves away.
Real Madrid’s Jose Mourinho is also likely to take over as manager, and the Portuguese coach will be keen to bring in some new faces as he puts his own stamp on the squad. Big names such as Robert Lewandowski and Cristiano Ronaldo have been linked as targets for Mourinho as he plans for his return to West London.
Such signings would leave no room for Moses, who would be likely to decide to leave Chelsea even after just one season.