After chasing Victor Moses for practically the whole summer, it finally appears as though Roberto Di Matteo is set to land his man. Despite failing on four separate attempts to speak with the player, Wigan have now confirmed that they have accepted a fifth bid from the Blues and the 22-year-old will be travelling to Stamford Bridge to discuss personal terms.
After joining the Latics in January 2010, Moses has become a huge Premier League talent and his age means that there is still plenty more to come. Wigan spent £2.5m to take him to the DW Stadium initially, yet they are supposedly set to rake in around £9m from this deal.
Nevertheless, it would be fair to say that Roberto Martinez’s side have been extremely reluctant to let the player leave. Club chairman Dave Whelan has constantly been talking to the press about the situation and has criticized the Blues on several occasions. However, after Moses told Whelan that he wanted to leave, there was little the Lancashire outfit could do considering the fact that the player had just twelve months remaining on his contract.
It would now appear as though the move is all but definitely going to happen. Last night, a Wigan statement read, “The club can confirm that after four unsuccessful bids from Chelsea for Victor Moses, a fifth bid has finally met the valuation and terms set by Wigan Athletic and been accepted. The player has been given permission to speak with Chelsea.”
Even though the signing of Moses would take the Blues’ spending close to £80m, it appears as though the club are not yet finished. It has recently been disclosed that Marseille have rejected a £3.2m offer for defender Cesar Azipilicueta and it remains to be seen if Di Matteo will revisit this situation before the transfer window closes.