Roberto Di Matteo has disclosed why Chelsea are in talks with Wigan in a bid to sign Nigeria forward, Victor Moses.
Wigan chairman Dave Whelan claimed earlier this week that he had rejected a bid from Chelsea for Moses because it failed to match £10 million (12.7-million-euro, $15.6-million) valuation of the 21-year-old.
And Blues manager Di Matteo has now confirmed the European champions are keen to complete a deal for the highly-rated former Crystal Palace player, who will be out of contract at the end of this coming season.
Di Matteo, currently in the United States with Chelsea for their pre-season tour, told skysports.com: “It’s something that the clubs are discussing but at the moment he is a Wigan player.
“He had a good season last season; he is young and an interesting prospect.”
Moses, who terrorised defences for Roberto Martinez’s side last season, has one year left on his contract – and hasn’t shown an intent to extend his stay at Wigan.