Chelsea are closing in on the signing of Liverpool target Victor Moses, according to the Mirror.
The report claims the Blues will try and force through the deal in the next 24 hours by increasing their offer to £7m plus add-ons, which they hope will be enough to persuade Wigan in to a sale.
The total package could be worth £10m to Wigan, which will represent a huge profit on the fee they paid Crystal Palace in 2010, and the Mirror believe it will be too good an offer for chairman Dave Whelan to turn down.
The Latics are desperate to get as much money up front as they can, with former club Crystal Palace due 20 percent of any sale, and Roberto Martinez is eager to get his hands on some funds to work with this summer.
Roberto Di Matteo has already welcomed back many of his players to pre-season training but is keen to add Moses to his squad as soon as possible and wants to tie up the deal quickly in order to stave off interest from Liverpool.
Brendan Rodgers is also interested in signing the 21-year-old attacker this summer but the Reds look set to miss out after dragging their heels over making an official approach to Wigan.
It seems the transfer of Moses to Chelsea is only a matter of time. Personally, i think a move to Liverpool would suit him better as he’ll get more playing time, but it’s always going to be difficult to turn down the European champions.
Moses would have slotted in well on the right side of Liverpool’s attack, but it looks like they have been too slow to act and Chelsea have beaten them to the punch. Whoever ends up signing him, they will have an excellent young prospect in Moses.
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