Wigan finally accept Chelsea’s bid

Victor Moses, Wigan wingerWigan have confirmed that they have accepted an offer from Chelsea for attacker Victor Moses.

The Latics forward shone for Roberto Martinez’s men in their Premier League survival campaign last season, and has been the subject of interest from a number of bigger clubs.

However, the Blues have had a number of offers rejected by the DW Stadium side, but their latest bid has matched Wigan’s valuation of the player.

“The club can confirm that after four unsuccessful bids from Chelsea for Victor Moses, a fifth bid has today finally met the valuation and terms set by Wigan Athletic and been accepted,” a statement on the official Wigan website reads.

“The player has been given permission to speak with Chelsea.”

The reported fee is believed to £9 million, despite the Nigeria international being in the last year of his contract at Wigan.

By Gareth McKnight