Victor Moses in discussions with Wigan to force Chelsea move

The Nigerian international is desperate to move to the European champions with less than three weeks to the beginning of the season

Victor Moses and his agent, Tony Finnigan have asked for a meeting with Wigan’s chairman, Dave Whelan and coach Roberto Martinez to resolve the Nigerian winger's transfer puzzle that has lingered all summer.

Chelsea made a new, improved £6.5 million bid which has been rejected as Whelan is refusing to budge on the club's £10 million valuation and Moses fears his dream move to the European champions has been placed in jeopardy because of an excessive demand by the club chairman.

Crystal Palace, from where Wigan bought the Nigerian are entitled to 20 per cent of whatever fee Moses is sold for which may be the reason why Wigan and Whelan are holding out for £10 million

Fourth bid

This was the fourth bid from Chelsea in the summer as they seek to sign a player who can go straight into their Champions League squad as a home-grown talent.

Chelsea have been after Moses for some time now, and Roberto Di Matteo has been quoted to have called the Nigerian international a 'young and an interesting prospect'.

Moses is in the last 12 months of his Wigan contract and has refused to sign a new deal so Wigan face the prospect of losing him on the cheap in 12 months unless they cash in now.

Wigan will be entitled to a compensation next year if he moves next season but the fee will not be near the £6.5 million that Chelsea have offered for his purchase.

QPR and Liverpool are also admirers of the winger but are not willing to pay the £10 million valuation.