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Wigan Athletic manager Roberto Martinez has informed Latics' forward Victor Moses that he will have to stay at the DW Stadium for the coming season if Chelsea do not present the club with an acceptable bid.
Blues' manager Roberto di Matteo, who has been handed a seemingly endless pool of cash after helping the London side to their first Champions League title last season, has been keen on adding Moses to his squad at Stamford Bridge, but has seen talks over a deal hit a snag due to Wigan's refusal to budge from their valuation for the 21-year old.
Moses, who played a crucial role in Wigan's relegation escape last term, has already told the Wigan heirarchy that he wants to leave the club, but has been told by his manager Martinez that the Latics are not willing to sell him on the cheap according to reports in the Daily Mail
The Nigerian international has just a year remaining on his contract at the club, but has been valued at Â£10 million by Wigan chairman Dave Whelan, who has said that he will not stand in the player's way if Chelsea offer their asking price.
The Blues have tried, and failed, to cut Wigan's demands, with as many as four offers from Di Matteo rejected by the Latics.
Reports suggest that with time running out on the transfer window and Moses unlikely to sign a new contract, Wigan could be ready to reduce their demands to Â£8.5 million, leaving the ball in Chelsea's court once again, as the Blues weigh up one final bid for the starlet.
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