Chelsea have announced, on transfer deadline day, that Victor Moses has put pen to paper on a new four-year deal with the reigning Premier League champions, before confirming that he will spend the remainder of the 2015-16 season on loan at West Ham United.
Reports yesterday emerged from the Daily Express that Blues midfielder Nathaniel Chalobah was set to become his side’s 27th loan deal this summer in a move to Napoli; but with this having not yet been officially confirmed, Moses has now taken the honour as the 27th loanee.
The four-year contract extension is no doubt a financially smart move from Chelsea, as his value will remain high should any club wish to make a permanent offer come the end of his loan spell with the Hammers next summer.
Moses signed from West Bromwich Albion in August 2012. He made 12 Premier League starts in his debut campaign in west London and helped Chelsea to lift the Europa League at the end of the term – although he did not feature in the final.
The arrival of Willian in the summer of 2013, however, left Moses on the periphery of first-team action and his loan move to Upton Park follows his temporary spells away at Liverpool and Stoke City.
Moses joins two others in having signed for West Ham within the last 24 hours – with Alex Song sealing another season-long spell from Barcelona and Nikica Jelavic arriving in a £3m deal from Hull City, BBC Sport have reported.