Whelan rebuffs third Blues offer.
Wigan have rejected a third offer from Chelsea for young winger Victor Moses.
The Blues have been chasing the 21-year-old since last month and opened the bidding at £4 million.
Moses was inspirational as Wigan rallied to finish 15th in the Premier League last season, scoring six times, and helping Roberto Martinez’s men to victories over Manchester United, Liverpool and Arsenal.
The former Crystal Palace forward is believed to be top of Roberto Di Matteo’s wanted-list as the Italian tactician looks to rebuild ahead of the new season.
But Wigan Chairman Dave Whelan has revealed that the lancashire minnows have no rejected a third offer for Moses from the European Champions.
“[Chelsea] have made three bids and we’ve not accepted any,” Dave Whelan told The Sun. “They’ve all come in the last three weeks but they’ve not offered enough.
“I don’t know if they’ll bid again but if they do we always listen.
“We’re still hoping that he signs an extended deal,” added Whelan.
“If the lad had any brains he’d stay under Roberto [Martinez] for another year or so.”
Arsenal are also interested in the Nigerian international but are waiting for Theo Walcott to decide his future before moving for the youngster. Spurs and Liverpool are also monitoring the situation but both would prefer Chelsea’s Daniel Sturridge.
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