Stamford Bridge side told to up bid for Latics youngster.
Wigan tell Chelsea they must pay £10m for Victor Moses
Wigan have rejected a fresh Chelsea bid for Victor Moses and are determined to hold out for a fee of £10m.
Chelsea have made two cash bids for the 21-year-old winger, who has a year left on his contract, but both have fallen some way short of Wigan’s valuation.
Attempts to bridge the gap by offering a player in part-exchange have also been rejected out of hand by Wigan.
“If Chelsea offer the right amount of money, we will sell Victor,” Latics chairman Dave Whelan told BBC Sport.
“We do not stand in the way of young players. But I must stress we do not want to sell Victor, Roberto doesn’t want to sell
Victor – we would like to keep him for another 12 months. He is a tremendously exciting player and the fans love him.
“£10m is the figure Roberto has always had in mind for Victor and that has not changed. We have had two cash bids and Chelsea then asked if they could offer a player in part-exchange or on loan. But we are only interested in a straight cash offer.”
SOURCE: BBC Sport
Up to this point, and through at least two bids from Chelsea, Wigan had stated that they did not want to sell Victor Moses. Now that the Latics chairman Dave Whelan has attached a price to the Nigerian international winger, it’s safe to say that they will after all accept money for the youngster.
Chelsea have been looking to snap up the Wigan Athletic youngster for some weeks now but will they be willing to fork out £10m for his services?
Last term Moses came to the fore and impressed many in the closing weeks as Wigan pulled clear of the drop zone but one does wonder where the former Crystal Palace man would figure in Roberto Di Matteo’s first team picture.
Chelsea already have a host of wingers on their books including Daniel Sturridge, Marko Marin, Kevin Du Bruyne, Florent Malouda, Juan Mata as well as other players who can also play on the flank including Yossi Benayoun and Eden Hazard.
Moses has shown great potential and even if Chelsea do succeed in signing the Wigan Athletic man, there is a danger his career could stagnate on the bench if he were to fail to break into the starting eleven.
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