ZAPSPORTZ.com can today reveal that West Ham are ‘80 per cent’ sure of capturing Chelsea winger Victor Moses in one of the most expensive loan deals on record.
West Ham sources emailed Zapsportz.com this morning to confirm that they are now deep in negotiations to take Moses before the transfer deadline closes tomorrow at 6pm.
And Zapsportz.com can delve deep into how these loans deals, and there will be many more loans than permanent transfers before tomorrow’s transfer deadline, are conducted behind the scenes.
The total outlay for Moses for a ten-month loan deal, including his wages, will be precisely £5.5 million, which is a big investment for a club like West Ham, whose budget is tight, until its income increases with the move to the Olympic Stadium.
There was a time when clubs loaned players out to give them match time as a valuable part of their development. Chelsea are loaning out more players worldwide than any other club.
Now, in the billion pound industry that has become the Premier League, there are loan fests which are growing larger with each transfer window.
When Zapsportz.com emailed our West Ham source about Moses we were emailed back with his comment: “Chelsea are asking for a very big fee, Chelsea are getting very savvy over loan deals.”
Despite their heroic and historic win at Anfield, the Hammers have suffered successive Premier League home defeats to Leicester and Bournemouth.
Moses scored four goals in 23 appearances on loan at Stoke last season, but has returned to Stamford Bridge to find his first team opportunities further restricted by the arrival of Pedro from Barcelona.
Chelsea value Moses at £10m, but the arrival of the Spain international Pedro persuaded Jose Mourinho to consider a loan.
With Stewart Downing sold in the summer, West Ham have been short on width so far this season, preferring a narrow system in the 2-0 victory over Arsenal on the opening day.
The Nigerian international arrived at Stamford Bridge in 2012 but has spent time on loan at Liverpool as well as Stoke since then.