Stamford Bridge side make new offers for Latics youngster.
Victor Moses’ agent vows to force Chelsea transfer from Wigan
Victor Moses’s agent has angered Wigan officials once again by admitting he’ll do everything in his power to help his client join Chelsea this summer.
The Latics have already snubbed Chelsea’s opening offer of £4 million for Moses, but expect the Blues to return to the negotiating table next week to try and find a compromise.
Moses, who is also a long-term target for Liverpool, has told Wigan chairman Dave Whelan he is desperate to quit the DW Stadium during the summer transfer window, but the Latics supremo has rubbished the talk and blames the player’s agent for stirring the situation.
Wigan are demanding up to £12 million for Moses, while Chelsea are said to value him at closer to £8 million, but could throw in the season-long loan of talented play-maker Josh McEachran to help smooth out a deal.
Chelsea’s initial £4m bid was never going to bear fruit and as much as Latics owner Dave Whelan has complained about the behaviour of Victor Moses’s agent in all likelihood Wigan Athletic will have to consider offers for the young winger if he does indeed make it abundantly clear he wants to leave, there is not much mileage in keeping a player against his will, not in the long run.
The doubling of the offer plus the loan of impressive England Under 21 international Jose McEachran may be just up Roberto Martinez’s street.
Recent transfer business conducted by the Blues suggests that the Stamford Bridge club is planning for the future. Having spent £38m on Eden Hazard and Marko Marin and offloaded Didier Drogba, Jose Bosingwa and utility man Salomon Kalou the impression is that Roman Abramovich is looking to reverse the ageing nature of his squad in order to build on the successes of last term.
One wonders where such a move would leave Chelsea forward Daniel Sturridge, who fills a similar role to Moses, after he lost out in first team matters the moment Roberto Di Matteo took over from Andre Villas-Boas, with the England youngster missing out on both a place in both the Champions League and FA Cup Finals and subsequently lost his place in the Euro 2012 squad.