Sunday 18 March 2018

Moses rewarded with Chelsea pay rise

Wing-back Victor Moses Picture: PA
Wing-back Victor Moses Picture: PA

Matt Law

Victor Moses has been rewarded for becoming one of the unlikely success stories of the season with a new contract worth £75,000 a week, but Antonio Conte still wants to strengthen Chelsea's wing-back options this summer.

The two-year extension commits Moses to Chelsea until 2021 and brings a significant pay rise to his £45,000-a-week wages, now that he has become a crucial member of Conte's table-topping team.

Moses has performed superbly at right wing-back, following Conte's switch to a 3-4-3 formation, which transformed Chelsea's season. But Conte wants at least one new wing-back in the summer, as he plots how to maintain Chelsea's league form alongside a Champions League campaign next season.

Chelsea almost signed Sead Kolasinac from Schalke to compete with Marcos Alonso on the left side in January and, despite a good first season, Alonso is at greater risk than Moses. Kolasinac is not thought to be high on the list of Conte's summer targets, with Monaco duo Djibril Sidibe, who can play on either flank, and Thomas Lemar, a left-footed midfielder who could be converted to a wing-back, both preferred. (© Daily Telegraph, London)

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