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Victor Moses signs new deal at Chelsea before going out on loan

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Victor Moses has officially put pen to paper on a new four-year deal at Chelsea before completing a season long loan switch to fellow London side West Ham United.

Jose Mourinho had previously claimed the Nigerian winger would be given the chance to impress at Stamford Bridge after a strong pre-season.

But following an injury and the introduction of Pedro from Barcelona, the 24-year-old has fallen down the pecking order, however the new deal ensures he still has a future at the Blues.

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A statement on the club's official website read: "Victor Moses has today signed a new four-year contract with Chelsea and will spend the remainder of this season on loan at West Ham United."

Moses joined Chelsea in 2012 and went on to help the Blues lift the Europa League title, scoring four goals in the knockout stages to help a Rafa Benitez led side to the final.

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Having missed the final he was then loaned out upon Jose Mourinho's return to the club and almost claimed a league title with Liverpool, despite having very little impact during his time on Merseyside.

He was loaned out to Stoke City last season and made 23 appearances scoring four goals, but hampered by injury problems during his time in Staffordshire.

Following a promising pre-season tour of America where he played in every game, Moses was an 81st minute substitute during the Community Shield.

The former Crystal Palace man will once again have to prove his Premier League credentials away from Stamford Bridge this season before finding out what his future entails next summer.

It remains to be seen whether the new four-year deal is an assurance he will play for Chelsea again eventually, or whether it is an insurance policy by the Blues to ensure they do not lose him on a free transfer.

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