Chelsea Close In On £8.5m Deal For Wigan Forward Victor Moses

Blues near Moses deal after high-level talks.

Chelsea are close to finalising an £8.5 million deal to bring Wigan winger Victor Moses to Stamford Bridge, reports the BBC.

The Blues’ chief executive Ron Gourlay reportedly met Wigan chairman Dave Whelan on Tuesday to push through a deal for the 21-year-old.

It is understood that Wigan have told Chelsea they must pay £8.5 million for the former Crystal Palace star or walk away from the deal.

Chelsea hope to include Moses in their squad to face Champions Manchester City in the Community Shield on Sunday.

It is thought that Moses has been identified that boss Roberto Di Matteo rather than Blues owner Roman Ambramovic but the Russian is happy to sanction the deal after Wigan dropped their £10 million asking price to a figure the west Londoners consider more reasonable.

Moses represented England at under-21 level but has gone on to represent Nigeria in senior international football.

The forward joined the Latics from Crystal Palace for £2.5 million in 2010 and has gone on to make over 70 league appearances for the club, scoring 8 times.

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