Chelsea chasing Moses and Azpilcueta and eye three new signings
- Updated: August 7, 2012
A Squeaky Bum Time source has revealed that Di Matteo is still keen to add to his squad despite having spent almost £70 million this summer since taking the reins on a permanent basis.
Nigerian international Moses remains a priority target for the Blues despite seeing three bids rejected by Wigan Athletic chairman Dave Whelan who is holding out for £8.5m.
It’s understood that the Champions League winners latest offer was in the region of £6.5m whilst Whelan revealed he’s been contacted by chief executive Ron Gourlay for discussions regarding the 21-year-old.
He told ESPN: “I have spoken to Chelsea’s chief executive and they are easy to deal with.
“We have told them the price and they will come back and agree it or not.
“We would much prefer the player to sign a new contract and stay but he wants to go to Chelsea and it’s a good club so we cannot stand in his way.”
Di Matteo is also interested in Marseille right back Azpilcueta as he looks to strengthen his defence ahead of the new campaign after losing Jose Boswinga on a free transfer.
It’s been confirmed that the West Londoners have formally approached the French club with a bid, thought to be£5.4m, for the 22-year-old Spaniard that was immediately rebuffed.
President Vincent Labrune is quoted as saying in The Sun: “Chelsea have made a serious approach for Cesar.”
Bringing Moses and Azpilcueta to Stamford Bridge remains a prime concern for Di Matteo and wants both through the door before turning his attentions to signing a striker
A renewed bid for Bayer Leverkusen forward Andre Schurrle remains a possibility whilst Robert Lewandowski and Oscar Cardozo, of Borussia Dortmund and Benfica respectively, are also under consideration.