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Moses completes Fenerbahce loan move from Chelsea

1:30 am AEDT 26/1/19
Victor Moses Chelsea
Limited game time under Maurizio Sarri has seen the Nigeria international opt to try his luck in the Turkish Super Lig

Chelsea have announced that Victor Moses has joined Fenerbahce on an 18-month loan deal until the end of the 2019-20 season.

Goal reported on Thursday that the Blues had hoped to offload the Nigeria international on a permanent deal during the January transfer window after he fell down the pecking order at Stamford Bridge.

The 28-year-old is understood to have turned down the chance to move to the Chinese Super League, but Chelsea eventually buckled and afforded him the chance of a temporary move.

Moses, whose current deal with Chelsea runs until 2021, was a key part of ex-Blues boss Antonio Conte's 3-4-3 system, but has found opportunities limited since Maurizio Sarri's arrival.

With Sarri having a preference for 4-3-3, Moses has appeared only five times since the Italian took over at Stamford Bridge, deployed as a wide forward rather than at wing-back.

A move to Turkey, however, gives the former Wigan Athletic man a chance to revive his career overseas.

Fenerbahce are slumped in 15th place in the Turkish Super Lig, struggling badly for form having won only three league matches this term, and will hope Moses' arrival injects fresh impetus into the side.

Just two points off the bottom of the table, the Istanbul giants are in serious danger of relegation.

Moses is just one of a number of players the Blues are seeking to move on in the winter window, with Cesc Fabregas having already made a move to struggling Ligue 1 side Monaco.

Michy Batshuayi was also looking likely to join him, but with Thierry Henry's future up in the air it seems movement has ground to a halt.

Indeed, Alvaro Morata's move away from London is being held up by the goings on at the principality club, with the Spaniard having been on the brink of signing a deal with Atletico Madrid.

The Spanish side had been in talks with Monaco over a move for Gelson Martins, but with the Ligue 1 side in disarray things have become more complicated.

Gary Cahill and Danny Drinkwater have also been deemed surplus to requirements and are likely to be let go if the right offer arrives.