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Chelsea set to reward Victor Moses with bumper new deal

Chelsea want to reward Victor Moses with a new contract and will hold talks in the new year.

Moses agreed a four-year deal worth £45,000 a week last year but Chelsea are already willing to negotiate another one and offer a significant pay-rise.

The 25-year-old has been one of the surprises in the Premier League this season after becoming a first-team regular at Stamford Bridge.

Moses joined Chelsea from Wigan for £9million in 2012 but has been loaned to Liverpool, Stoke and West Ham respectively in the previous three seasons.

However, coach Antonio Conte has given him a chance to impress since arriving in the summer and is a huge admirer of the Nigeria international.

Moses has made 14 appearances this season and has started the past seven League games as a right wing back in the new 3-4-3 formation.

The 25-year-old scored his fourth goal of the season in the 2-1 win over Tottenham on Saturday and was also named man-of-the-match for a second week in a row.

Conte praised both Moses and Pedro, who scored the other goal for the League leaders.

The Italian said: “Pedro is playing good football, is enjoying this type of football and is showing his quality. I’m really happy for him and also for Moses, a player that during pre-season maybe you wouldn’t think you would see in the starting XI.”

By Simon Johnson. This article was first published in London’s Evening Standard.

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