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The Reds are hopeful of landing the Nigerian winger who has fallen down the pecking order in Jose Mourinho’s side since the beginning of the new season

Liverpool are targeting Chelsea midfielder Victor Moses for a season-long loan deal. The 25-year-old has seen his chances of playing in the Blues’ first team reduced following the arrival of Brazilian winger Willian from Anzhi Makachkala.

According to Daily Mail, Chelsea expect Liverpool to pay £2million loan fee for the Nigerian.

However, Liverpool want to try to secure the deal at a reduced price.

Moses earns £55,000 a week at Chelsea and Liverpool are reluctant to match that.

Even though Moses was instrumental in Chelsea’s run to the Europa League final last season, he has since become surplus to requirements at Stamford Bridge since the return of Jose Mourinho.

With the 2014 World Cup looming, the winger needs to play regularly in order to secure a place in the Nigeria team that is aiming to qualify for its fourth Mundial.

Liverpool coach Brenda Rodgers hopes his long-standing relationship with Mourinho will help steer the deal in Liverpool’s direction this week ahead of transfer deadline day on September 2.

Moses has been told that Chelsea are unlikely to agree to his sale, but they will let the winger leave for a season.

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