Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has been urged to make a decision over the future of Victor Moses as Stoke City wait for the green light to sign the winger on a permanent deal.
Moses scored four goals and made five assists in 22 appearances for the Potters last term as Mark Hughes' side achieved their highest top flight points total and finished 9<sup>th in the Premier League.
Stoke want to sustain that improvement by signing Moses on a long-term deal but despite not having played for Chelsea since May 2013, Mourinho is yet to come to a decision over his future.
The Nigeria international has been sent out on loan in each of the past two campaigns, having spent the 2013-14 campaign at Liverpool. During that time Chelsea signed Mohamed Salah, Christian Atsu and Juan Cuadrado.
"Mark is on record saying that Victor did very well here and he is a player we would like to bring back," Stoke chief executive Tony Scholes said. "But we have to bear in mind that he is a player who belongs to another football club at the moment.
"It's Chelsea's prerogative. They haven't decided what they are going to do with Victor and whether or not they want to keep him. We will wait and see on that one."
Didier Drogba is the only player to have left Chelsea this summer meaning the club face entering the transfer window with 72 players contracted to the club and a deluge of youth players becoming increasingly marginalised.
Mourinho is targeting the addition of three further players in the summer to help further bolster his title winning squad but it is yet to be seen who will leave Stamford Bridge after a host of players spent the campaign out on loan.
Thorgan Hazard, Oriol Romeu and Marco van Ginkel are among the players who will return to the Blues this summer after season-long loan spells, with their futures in English football very much still up in the air.