Chelsea warned to straighten up over Moses transfer

Wigan Athletic chairman Dave Whelan has warned Chelsea to get their act together over the proposed transfer of Latics forward Victor Moses to the Champions League winners, ITV Sport has reported.

Chelsea made a string of offers for the Nigerian, each one falling short of Whelan’s valuation of the player, with the latest attempt based heavily around add-ons rather than the larger upfront sum Whelan is requesting. The impasse has led Whelan to criticise Chelsea, claiming that while they are usually an easy club to deal with, their move for Moses has been anything but.

Chelsea have got to make their mind up – yes or no – and at present they’re messing about a little bit which is unusual for Chelsea because they’re up front if they want someone,” Whelan said. He added that if Chelsea came with an offer that delivered the asking price up front, he would accept. Roberto Di Matteo, the Chelsea manager, had previously refused to discuss the club’s move for Moses.

It had been thought that Wigan’s signing of striker Arouna Kone would ease Moses’ passage away from the DW Stadium. Kone left Levante on Wednesday, signing a three-year contract with Roberto Martinez’s side.

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