Chelsea’s attacking midfielder panic buying isn’t about to stop
Moses the latest linked with a front-row seat at Stamford Bridge
Eden Hazard, Juan Mata, Marko Marin, Daniel Sturridge and Ramires. Even if Chelsea’s desperate bid to ditch Florent Malouda and Yossi Benayoun succeeds, Roberto Di Matteo is hardly short of players to use in the three behind recently rebranded guaranteed starter Fernando Torres.
But using the mantra that you can never have too much of a good thing, or perhaps simply stocking up on players who will have an ideal vantage point on the bench from which to spy on Di Matteo, who he still appears to not entirely trust, Roman Abramovich has sanctioned plans to add another.
Shunning his usual afternoon slot on Sky Sports News, shy Wigan chairman Dave Whelan was coaxed into an interview by ESPN on Tuesday, informing them that the Champions League winners placed a £4 million bid for Victor Moses on Monday night.
Fearing that it was all a none-too-elaborate practical joke, Whelan hung up the phone and switched it off at the wall. Well, kind of.
He said: “Ideally we would like him to sign a new contract, or a club like Chelsea would have to be realistic. At the moment, they are taking the Mickey with the bid they’ve made.”
Seemingly mishearing a question, he also assumed that Moses has sought him out for career advice: “Moses needs another year or two before moving to a club like Chelsea. He needs games and he won’t be first choice at Chelsea, I wouldn’t have thought.”
Whelan isn’t wrong in fairness, with The Spoiler consistently puzzled by the number of players who pick the former when given a choice between the Blues and another team who pay reasonably high wages without as vast a reputation for career derailment.
Daniel Sturridge looked for large chunks of last season like being the man to thwart the trend and spur Chelsea’s youth drive, only to eventually find himself stuck back on the bench where he started.
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