Moses, signed by Chelsea from Wigan Athletic last summer for £9m, has slipped down the pecking order at Stamford Bridge after the summer arrivals of Willian and André Schürrle, and Kevin De Bruyne’s return from his loan spell at Werder Bremen. Chelsea have accumulated a number of players capable of operating from attacking midfield and the 23‑year‑old has been granted permission to seek first-team football elsewhere.
Brendan Rodgers had earmarked him as a potential recruit earlier this summer and, despite Chelsea’s initial reluctance to loan the player to a Premier League rival, the Liverpool manager has now been given approval by the Europa League winners to pursue the deal. Moses was in Prague on Friday for Chelsea’s defeat to Bayern Munich in the Super Cup final, in which he did not feature, but has made clear his desire to move to Merseyside – despite interest from West Bromwich Albion, Southampton and Everton over the course of the summer – and will complete the move before Monday’s transfer deadline with the loan fee now agreed.
There is no option for Liverpool to make the deal permanent next summer, an indication that Moses could yet have a long-term future at Stamford Bridge.
Expect a couple more loan moves on Monday as Mourinho gets the squad size down to 22/23 players.