The Nigerian international arrived at the club’s base in Milan to seal a move to the club for the rest of the season with a view to a permanent £8.5m deal. Videos of Moses in Milan surfaced on social media and Inter fans have praised manager Antonio Conte for bringing the 29-year-old to San Siro.
He had initially arrived in the city on Monday night after Chelsea cut short his18-month loan spell at Turkish side Fenerbahce due to lack of game time. Moses, who has struggled with injury all season, has made just six starts in the Turkish Super League with Fenerbahce and is ready to reunite with his former boss.
Moses was a core part of Conte’s Chelsea side who lifted the Premier League title and the FA Cup n the 2016/17 season, where he played as a right wing-back to make their 3-4-3 formation so dangerous. Chelsea would be open to letting Moses leave permanently for €10m, while they would also agree to let him join temporarily until the end of the season.
Conte is looking for prolific wing-backs after summer signings Valentino Lazaro and Cristiano Biraghi have struggled to make their mark in the Serie A. Lazaro had just arrived last summer amid some fanfare from Hertha Berlin, but the 23-year-old has failed to live up to expectations and is now said to be joining injury-hit Newcastle United on loan.
Inter are in the hunt for a first Scudetto since 2009/10 but Conte has repeatedly complained about the lack of squad depth he has at his disposal. In turn, the Italian club’s hierarchy has responded with a flurry of activity during the January transfer window, despite having only completed the signing of Manchester United’s Ashley Young to date.
The Nerazzurri have been strongly linked with Christian Eriksen and Olivier Giroud this window as they aim to reinforce an already formidable attacking line. Despite having conceded the fewest goals of any side in Serie A this season, Conte still feels the need to add depth to his backline, as Moses looks set to become the club’s second signing of the window.