No new Chelsea bid for star man Moses.
The Blues have been heavily linked with a move for Moses throughout the summer but have so far failed to make an offer in line with Wigan’s asking price, believed to be in the region of £9million, with only a few days left in the transfer window.
Asked if there had been any further developments on the Moses front, Wigan boss Roberto Martinez said “not at all”, and pressed as to whether or not he had heard anything from Chelsea, the Spaniard replied: “No. You are asking the wrong man, in that respect.”
The Latics boss stressed that until an acceptable bid was made, all speculation on the subject was simply “cheap talk”.
He said: “You will get all sorts of speculation and talk, but the reality is, every player has a valuation. If a club matches that valuation, then maybe you have to sit down with the player and there is a decision to be made.
“Here, for all the talk and speculation, we have never had an offer which matches what the club wants – so at that point, all the rest is cheap talk.
“Victor is an incredible young man and I think the maturity he showed on Sunday is not normal in a 21-year-old.
“It has been a real joy to see him grow over the last few seasons. We made a massive investment in him as a young man and we are very proud of him.
“If there is nothing to consider, it is not an issue.”
SOURCE: Sporting Life
Football clubs are businesses after all and every business should attempt to get to get the best possible deal and make the most possible profit.
Even so, it seems a little ridiculous that Chelsea are refusing to pay-up for Wigan winger Victor Moses. Clearly the European Champions have the cash and Wigan’s £9m asking-price is not unreasonable, particularly when you consider that Wolves duo Steven Fletcher and Matt Jarvis (both less talented and older than Moses) are about to be sold for £14m and £10.75m respectively.
Moses’ sale woud be a blow to Wigan but it seems inevitable. The sooner Chelsea pay-up, the longer the Latics have the used some of the money to strengthen their squad before the close of the transfer window on 31 August.
Chelsea’s delaying tactics seem to be doing little to unsettle Moses anyway and the winger put in a decent shift as the Latics lost 2-0 to the Blues in their opening Premier League match.
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