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London calling: Di Matteo to capture £10m man Victor Moses in next 24 hours
Chelsea boss Roberto Di Matteo wants to push through the capture of Wigan’s Victor Moses in the next 24 hours – in a deal worth up to £10million.
Di Matteo’s squad have started pre-season training and his money men are also back in business and poised to make a new offer that the Latics are likely to accept.
The deal – first revealed by Mirror Sport – stalled because Chelsea put in a lower offer than Wigan chairman Dave Whelan could accept but now the double winners are getting serious.
Chelsea’s offer is expected to be a guaranteed £7million-plus with some extras to take the sum for the young Nigerian attacker up to £10m.
Wigan will insist on a big sum up front as Moses’ old club Crystal Palace are due around 20 per cent of the profit – and also want the money badly for their own re-building.
SOURCE: Daily Mirror
Chelsea clearly look very keen indeed to continue their summer spending and the Blues are hoping that the spree will net Wigan Athletic attacker Victor Moses, who has made it clear he sees his future lies away from the DW Stadium. The young Latics man impressed greatly during the club’s tail end run of good form that saw Roberto Martinez steer his club well away from the drop.
Roman Abramovich made a fairly derisory £4m offer to begin with but has reportedly steadily increased that initial move and if a £10m offer is made then expect Dave Whelan to give up and take the money rather than be stuck with an unhappy player for the coming campaign.
The 21 year old former Crystal Palace man cost Wigan £2.5m in January 2010 and since then Moses has gone from strength to strength and has made 79 appearances and scored nine goals for the Greater Manchester side.
Chelsea have already brought in Eden Hazard and Marko Marin in recent weeks and released Jose Bosingwa, Didier Drogba and Salomon Kalou but the signs are that the West London club are set for an even busier summer as Blues owner Abramovich looks to further improve his squad ahead of an assault on the Premier League title after securing a much sought after Champions League triumph in May.
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