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Wigan offer Moses double money

Wigan chairman Dave Whelan claims they have offered to double Victor Moses’ salary in an effort to keep him at the club amid interest from Chelsea according to The Sun.

It was reported on Tuesday that the European Champions had a £3.5 million bid rejected for the 21-year-old with Whelan accusing them of “taking the Mickey” with such a paltry offer.

The Latic’s supremo has, however, expressed concern over the influence of Moses’ agent and suggested that he will be forced sell should the right offer come in.

“We’ve made him a very good offer — involving a doubling of his wages — over the next three years,” he said.

“It’s down to whether the lad himself listens to sense, or whether he listens to his agent. The player has to realise that it’s his future we’re talking about — not his agent’s.

“Agents want cash out of players, that’s all, whereas we want the lad to realise his potential and reach the highest level he can.

“If we have to sell him, we will do so reluctantly — but not for the money that is currently on the table.”

Moses has been at Wigan since signing Crystal Palace for £2.5million in January 2010 and Whelan revealed he has told the winger he is better off staying at the DW Stadium and continuing his development under manager Roberto Martinez’s guidance.

“I personally have told Victor he requires another 12 months minimum under Roberto’s guidance before he thinks about moving to a top club,” Whelan declared.

“He has come on so much in the last two years — and that is purely down to Roberto’s help. I told him when he signed for Wigan that we’d let him go when the time was right and a big club came in for him.

“In my opinion he’s not quite ready for that yet, but another year working with Roberto and he might be.”

Despite stating a desire to leave Wigan in the summer Moses, currently on international duty with Nigeria, has stated he will remain fully committed to the club while he’s there.

He said: “I have heard a lot of offers are on the table. Wigan have the final say but for me the highest bidder would take the day.

“Right now, I am still a DW faithful.”

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