Date:20th June 2012 at 10:28pm
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Chelsea have seen a £4 million bid for Victor Moses rejected by Wigan Athletic but they will return with an improved offer for the player who wants to leave the DW Stadium, according to the Daily Mail.

The 21-year-old impressed during the final third of the season as Wigan battled bravely to avoid relegation and has attracted the attention of Liverpool and QPR, but it’s believed that Chelsea is his preferred destination.

Dave Whelan has slapped a £10 million asking price on the player but will have a hard time keeping him as the former Crystal Palace player only has one year remaining on his contract and if he wants to leave badly enough, he’d likely get his wish and reports suggest that his representatives want to speak to Roberto Martinez about his desire to return to London. The club have also offered him a new £20k-a-week deal to stay at the club but it is unlikely that he will accept it.

Meanwhile, Whelan has lashed out at Chelsea saying that their opening offer for the player was an insult:

“At the moment, they are taking the mickey with the bid they’ve made. Ideally we would like him to sign a new contract or a club like Chelsea would have to be realistic.

“We don’t need to sell him with 12 months to go on his contract because he is under 24 so wouldn’t be going on a free transfer.

“Roberto Martinez has brought this player on and he needs at least another year with Roberto to become a top player.”

Judging by the things Whelan has said recently, if he says Moses is staying then he’s definitely leaving.