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Chelsea transfer news: Wigan offer Victor Moses a new deal
Wigan chairman Dave Whelan says the club have offered sought-after forward Victor Moses a new deal which would see his wages doubled.
The forward ended the season strongly for the Latics with his performances catching the eye of a number of Premier League clubs.
Chelsea have made the first move, reportedly offering around £4million for the Nigerian international.
Whelan rejected, saying the offer was taking “taking the Mickey” and in a bid to secure the long term services of the 21-year-old have offered the former Crystal Palace man a new deal.
“We’ve made him a very good offer - involving a doubling of his wages - over the next three years,” Whelan told the Evening Post.
“It’s down to whether the lad himself listens to sense, or whether he listens to his agent. The player has to realise that it’s his future we’re talking about not his agent’s.
“Agents want cash out of players, that’s all, whereas we want the lad to realise his potential and reach the highest level he can.
“If we have to sell him, we will do so reluctantly - but not for the money that is currently on the table.”
And Whelan believes it is in the player’s best interest to stay at Wigan and continue to learn from manager Roberto Martinez.
“I personally have told Victor he requires another 12 months minimum under Roberto’s guidance before he thinks about moving to a top club,” he added.
“He has come on so much in the last two years - and that is purely down to Roberto [Martinez]’s help.
“I told him when he signed for Wigan that we’d let him go when the time was right and a big club came in for him.
“In my opinion he’s not quite ready for that yet, but another year working with Roberto and he might be.”