WIGAN have rejected a bid from Chelsea for Victor Moses. The Blues have offered around £4million for the forward but saw it declined last night.
Wigan chairman Dave Whelan reckons Moses, who is entering the final year of his contract, would be better served learning his game at the DW Stadium rather than becoming a reserve at a bigger club.
Whelan said: “Chelsea would need to get realistic before we would even listen to them. They made a bid at 6pm last night and we turned it down flat.
“Roberto Martinez has brought this player on and he needs at least another year with Roberto to become a top player.
“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.”
Whelan insists there is no pressure to sell with Moses’ age meaning he would still command a free next summer.
He added: “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. At the moment, they are taking the Mickey with the bid they’ve made.”