Monday, 6 August 2012

Chelsea closing in on Moses

Chelsea are within touching
distance of the signing of Victor
Moses from Wigan, with the
Blues looking to tie up a deal in
time for this Sunday’s Community
Shield clash with Manchester City.
ESPN disclosed that Chelsea chief
executive Ron Gourlay contacted
Wigan chairman Dave Whelan on
Monday to try to thrash out an
agreement, though the Latics
rejected the latest offer for their
prized asset.
However, it still appears likely
that Moses, 21, will end up at
Stamford Bridge as the
Champions League winners are
thought to be ready to pay
Whelan’s asking price of £8.5m
after much negotiation.
The two clubs are not far apart in
their current valuations and the
former England Under-21
international, who now plays for
Nigeria at senior level, wants to
move to West London.
While losing Moses would be a
major blow for Wigan, Whelan
says he won’t stand in the
player’s way providing the £8.5m
fee – down from an initial £10m
price tag – is met.
“I have spoken to Chelsea’s chief
executive and they are easy to
deal with, we have told them the
price and they will come back
and agree it or not,” Whelan told
ESPN.
“We would much prefer the
player to sign a new contract and
stay but he wants to go to
Chelsea and its a good club so
we cannot stand in his way.”

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