Chelsea midfielder Victor Moses, who was on loan at Stoke City from the start of the season is reportedly set to return to Stamford Bridge after being ruled out of the season with a complex hamstring problem.

According to the Telegraph, the Nigerian midfielder is expected to be out for around six weeks after picking up the injury during the Potters' 1-1 draw with West Ham United on 11 April.

Moses, who joined Chelsea in 2012 from Wigan Athletic failed to break into the Chelsea squad and has spent the last two seasons on loan at Premier League clubs. He has been an important player for Mark Hughes this season and has contributed with four goals since his arrival in the summer.

A report claimed that Jose Mourinho wanted to terminate Moses' loan during the January transfer window as he looked to bolster his title chasing squad, but it is believed that the former Wigan player turned down the chance, as he feared that he will be back sitting on the bench rather than play regular first-team football.

The Stoke manager was hopeful that it was just a minor injury following the game against the Hammers, but it is believed that scans revealed a problem with his tendon, which has forced him to return to Stamford Bridge and continue treatment with the Blues.

This current injury sustained by Moses could hamper his chances of joining Stoke on a permanent basis in the summer, as the chairman Peter Coates had also confirmed earlier that he would like to do a deal to bring the Nigerian to the Britannia Stadium on a permanent transfer.

"Victor Moses is an interesting situation for us and we would like to see how the land lies with that one. If we can, we would like to do a deal," Coates said.