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Everton battling to find agreement for Chelsea winger Atsu

Everton's loan move for Chelsea winger Christian Atsu is stalling.

The London Evening Standard says Atsu's Chelsea future remains uncertain after talks over a loan switch to Everton stalled.

The Blues want the Ghana international, who they signed from Porto for £3.5m 12 months ago, to continue his development after sending him to Vitesse Arnhem last term and are looking for assurances that he will play regular first-team football.

The club are determined to avoid a repeat of what happened with Victor Moses at Liverpool last season, where he started just six Premier League games.

It has had a detrimental effect on Moses's career and value, with Chelsea now struggling to offload the Nigeria international on a permanent basis.

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