QPR’s Matt Connolly defender in swap deal with Victor Moses from Wigan

It is being rumoured that QPR defender Matt Connolly could be used as a makeweight in the deal to bring Victor Moses to Loftus Road from Wigan.

The west-London side are in the process of tabling a bid of around £6m for Moses but Wigan are allegedly holding out for a figure nearer £10m on a player they believe could go right to the top of world football.

QPR Chairman Tony Fernandes isn’t keen on splashing extortionate transfer fees around, so manager Mark Hughes has thrown in the former Arsenal reserve captain Connolly along with the current £6m bid.

This would be an attractive proposition for Latics manager Roberto Martinez, who was planning a move for the out-of-favour QPR defender anyway. Connolly is known as a ball playing centre-half and would fit into the passing philosophy at Wigan perfectly, something he has never had the chance to do at his time at QPR.

Connolly is available for a transfer at QPR following the signings of Taye Taiwo and Nedum Onouha, and the potential move for Chris Samba from Blackburn. Hughes still has to strengthen his attacking options

though and this has triggered the move for the Wigan winger.

Moses is a player that Hughes has had his eye on for a while and allegedly nearly purchased him when manager of Fulham.

The England under-21 international signed for Wigan from Crystal Palace for around £2.5m, and he has gone onto become one of the hottest young prospects in the Premier League with some dazzling

performances which have notified the attention of many scouts from around the world.


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