After laying out millions and millions to bring in some superstars to Chelsea, Roman Abramovich has now turned his attention closer to home and has made a bid for the Wigan winger Victor Moses, but he doesn’t fancy plashing the cash this time around and has opened the bidding at “a lot less than £4m”.
The Wigan Athletic chairman, Dave Whelan, is not very happy about the offer, but insinuated that the club would be willing to sell Moses if the price was a bit more “realistic. He said: “The offer that Chelsea have made is no good. It is way too low. It is rubbish,”
“If the price is right we would actually consider letting him go, yes, we have to do that. I have said to Chelsea, ‘Thank you for your offer but no’. What they are offering is not enough. I have not put a price-tag on Victor but let’s say that what Chelsea have offered is a lot less than £4m – that is absolutely stupid.”
“Chelsea would need to get realistic before we would even listen to them. At the moment, they are taking the mickey with the bid they’ve made.”
“Roberto Martinez has brought this player on and he needs at least another year with Roberto to become a top player,” Whelan said. “We have offered him a new contract but it seems the agent, more than the player, wants to move him on – at least that is the impression we are getting.
“It cannot be for the player’s good. Victor Moses needs another year or two before moving to a club like Chelsea. He needs games and he won’t be first-choice at Chelsea, I wouldn’t have thought
“We don’t need to sell him with 12 months to go on his contract because he is under 24 so wouldn’t be going on a free transfer. Ideally we would like him to sign a new contract, or a club like Chelsea would have to be realistic.”
Would Moses be a good addition to the Chelsea team? And is he worth more than £4m?