Chelsea to bid again for Wigan’s Moses

Chelsea are expected to make a second offer for Wigan Athletic forward Victor Moses, having already had an offer worth around £3.5m rejected out of hand by the Latics, the Daily Mail has reported.

Moses’ contract expires next summer and the 21-year-old has already signalled his wish to leave Wigan this summer, but both the manager Roberto Martinez and the chairman Dave Whelan are keen to keep the Nigerian at the club. But Whelan would be more likely to accept an offer in the region of £10m, as the newspaper points out Whelan rates Moses more highly than Charles N’Zogbia, the winger who joined Aston Villa last summer for a shade over £9m.

Whelan is intent on getting the best price possible for Moses as a portion of the fee received would be due to the player’s former club, Crystal Palace. The Mail puts the amount the Championship club would receive at 20%, a clause inserted in the deal that took Moses away from Selhurst Park in January 2010.

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