Chelsea are confident of finally completing their swoop for Wigan winger Victor Moses, with the Blues hoping to complete the formalities in time for Sunday’s Community Shield against Manchester City.
According to ESPN, the Blues are confident that their new offer, submitted to the Latics on Monday, will be enough to sign the 21-year old, this despite Wigan chairman Dave Whelan’s claims that the player would not be sold for anything under the valuation the club has set for him.
Moses impressed for Wigan last season as Roberto Martinez’s side escaped yet another relegation dogfight, but has made clear of his ambitions of moving to a bigger club over the summer.
However, any possible move to Stamford Bridge for the starlet has been hampered by Wigan’s non-acceptance of any bids under £10 million for the Nigerian international.
However, having knocked down their expectations to £8.5 million recently, Chelsea are not too far away from reaching Moses’ valuation, and are confident that their latest bid will be enough to prize the versatile player away from the DW Stadium.
Chelsea have been on an all-out summer spree this off-season, spending in the excess of £60 million for the trio of Marko Marin, Eden Hazard, and Oscar.
Their transfer dealings are far from over however, with the Blues still keen on German youngster Andre Schurrle and Brazilian striker Hulk.