Victor Moses
Victor Moses will return to Chelsea after being ruled out for the rest of the season by a complex hamstring injury   (Getty Images) Getty Images

Tottenham have made an £8m ($12.5m) bid for Chelsea winger Victor Moses, according to the Daily Mirror.

The winger spent the last two seasons on loan at Liverpool and Stoke City respectively after falling out of favour with Jose Mourinho. Tottenham are now looking to offer him an opportunity of concerted first team football, but will have to convince the Blues to sell to a direct rival twice in one transfer window.

The Blues have already allowed Petr Cech to leave the club in favour of Arsenal and may be unwilling to strengthen any other team in London at this point. Moses would be a direct replacement for Andros Townsend, who according to the report is set to leave the club this summer.

Newcastle, Sunderland and Aston Villa are all interested in signing Townsend, but are refusing to meet Spurs' inflated valuation of the player. Chelsea's desire to leave Moses would depend on their ability to land Pedro, who is currently deliberating on his future at Barcelona.

However, Stoke manager Mark Hughes has claimed that Jose Mourinho wants Moses back at Chelsea next season, scuppering their move to take the player on loan in a swap deal for goalkeeper Asmir Begovic, who signed for the Blues earlier this window.

"I think Chelsea have a view on Victor," Hughes was quoted as saying by the Stoke Sentinel. "What they are thinking, we believe, is that they would possibly like to keep him. If they go into the market again that could change that idea.

"Victor obviously came to us last year and did exceptionally well for us. There were a couple of injuries that hampered him unfortunately but he showed enough in his time with us that if made Chelsea very aware of the talent they have and what Victor could offer."

The Blues are currently in Montreal, Canada for their pre-season training and will face the New York Red Bulls, Paris Saint-Germain and Barcelona before returning to England to face Arsenal in the Community Shield on 2 August at Wembley.