Wigan’s Roberto Martínez: No update on Chelsea target Victor Moses

Wigan Athletic manager Roberto Martínez says there is no update on the future of Chelsea target Victor Moses

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Roberto Martínez guided Wigan Athletic to safety last season J Bove, via Wikimedia

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Roberto Martínez has revealed there have been no further developments regarding Victor Moses’ potential move to Chelsea, with the Champions League winners yet to match Wigan Athletic’s valuation of the player.

The Blues are keen to sign the Nigerian forward, who scored six Premier League goals last season, and the London outfit have already had a £4m bid rejected by the Latics.

Wigan chairman Dave Whelan is reportedly holding out for a fee in the region of £9m, and Martínez insisted the club are not actively looking to sell the 21-year-old.

“No [there are no new developments],” Martínez said. “You are asking the wrong man, in that respect.

“You will get all sorts of speculation and talk, but the reality is, every player has a valuation.

“If a club matches that valuation, then maybe you have to sit down with the player and there is a decision to be made.

“Here, for all the talk and speculation, we have never had an offer which matches what the club wants – so at that point, all the rest is cheap talk.

“Victor is an incredible young man and I think the maturity he showed on Sunday is not normal in a 21-year-old.

“It has been a real joy to see him grow over the last few seasons. We made a massive investment in him as a young man and we are very proud of him.

“If there is nothing to consider, it is not an issue.”

Moses featured in Wigan’s 2-0 defeat by Roberto Di Matteo’s side at the DW Stadium on Sunday in their Premier League opener.

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