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Stoke have signed Victor Moses, 23, on a season-long loan from Chelsea.
Moses has struggled to make an impact at Stamford Bridge since moving from Wigan in 2012 and spent last season on loan at Liverpool.
He is Mark Hughes' sixth signing of the summer, but will not be available for the opening-day clash with Aston Villa at the Britannia Stadium.
City chief executive Tony Scholes said: "We are delighted to have secured the services of such an exciting young talent in Victor."
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Stoke boss Mark Hughes is hopeful of adding more new players to his squad before the end of the transfer window.
Hughes has declared himself "very pleased" with the business he has done so far, which has seen him recruit Bojan Krkic, Mame Biram Diouf, Steve Sidwell, Phil Bardsley and Dionatan Teixeira - all of whom could all make their competitive debuts in the club's Premier League opener against Aston Villa.
Hughes recently admitted his interest in Norwich's England Under-21 winger Nathan Redmond, and speaking on Friday he said: "We are still hopeful on a number of fronts.
"We just have to bide our time. I think a lot things are dictated by people other than ourselves, so you just have to wait for the process to run its course and we'll see where we are at the end of it."
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