Chelsea speculation unfair on Moses, says Wigan boss Martinez

Following Wigan’s 2-0 defeat to Chelsea, Roberto Martinez has claimed the Champions League holders have treated Victor Moses unfairly with their pursuit this summer. Reported by the London Evening Standard, Martinez has bemoaned the transfer window continuing into the new season suggesting that it disrupts players and preparations.

He said: “I don’t understand why we put our players in this situation. The transfer window is a fantastic part of our game, but it should close before the official games start.

On the topic of Chelsea’s pursuit of Moses, Martinez added: “In the last 10 days Victor has got himself focused and he wanted to help the team. Victor knows that if [a club] doesn’t want a player enough, it’s not a good move. I’m delighted he showed he’s desperate to perform for our team.

Since arriving at the DW Stadium from Crystal Palace in 2010, the Nigerian has played 72 league games for the club, including all but one of the 38 last season. He has scored eight goals in that time and broke in to the Nigeria senior side, winning three caps so far.

The deal for the 22-year-old seems to have hit a stalemate with Chelsea offering less than the valuation that Wigan chairman Dave Whelan has set for the winger. Speculation still mounts as to the likeliness of the Blues signing Moses with suggestions that it will go down to the wire, much to the dismay of Martinez.

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