Reds to bid £8 million for star.
Liverpool are hoping to steal a march on Chelsea in the race for Wigan Athletic winger Victor Moses.
The Reds will formally submit a bid of £8 million this week – double the sum offered by Chelsea – for the former Crystal Palace star, who admitted last week he will join the “highest bidder”.
New Anfield boss Brendan Rogers is looking to add more pace and creativity to a midfield that struggled to create chances last season as Liverpool limped to a disappointing eighth in the Premier League.
Moses is set to leave the DW Stadium this summer after being the standout player as Wigan rallied to finish 15th in the table, completing stunning wins over Manchester United, Arsenal and Liverpool.
European Champions Chelsea bid £4 million for Moses last week, an offer rejected by Latics chairman Dave Whelan. The 21-year-old has stated no preference as to where he goes meaning a straight bidding war between the Premier League giants is the likely outcome.
A further twist in the deal is Liverpool’s interest in unhappy Chelsea wide-man Daniel Sturridge. If Chelsea agree to sell Sturridge to Liverpool, the Merseysiders may well step aside in their pursuit of Moses, paving the way for him to join the west London club instead.