Chelsea To Increase Their Bid For Newcastle Target


News today in the Daily Express that Chelsea will increase their bid for Wigan Athletic forward Victor Moses,  after they had their initial bid of £4M turned down.

Victor Moses – after scoring against Newcastle in April

Newcastle were interested in the Wigan striker in January of 2010, when Newcastle were still in the Championship and at the time, and Victor was at Crystal Palace.

The asking price of £2.5M was thought too high for Mike Ashley, with the Newcastle  financials not in good shape at the time, and no guarantee of getting straight back into the Premier League.

Newcastle did put in a bid for Moses at the time, but he moved to Wigan for the £2.5M asking price, and last season he seemed to start coming through well, and played really well at the end of the season, in Wigan’s streak of 7 wins in the last 9 league games of the season.

And especially against Newcastle in the Magpies’ 4-0 thrashing at Wigan on April 28th, when the 21 year-old scored two goals in the 13th and 15th minutes of that game, which ended Newcastle’s six game winning streak in the  Premier League.

It seems that Chelsea are now favorites to get the three times capped Nigerian International, who made appearances at U16, U17, U19 and U21 for England, and have increased their bid to £5.5M, and from what we can tell there is not too much competition being given to the London side.

Victor played 78 times for Wigan, and scored 9 goals and had 12 assists, and Newcastle will hardly be willing to pay that much for a 21 year-old.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.



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9 comments so far

  • dmac

    Jun 21, 2012 at 7:30 AM

    Comment #1

    He is rubbish. Let him go to chelsea.

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  • ffgibbo

    Jun 21, 2012 at 7:31 AM

    Comment #2

    I’d still rather we went for Adam Johnson on the wing, and get Man City to pay a towards his wages??

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  • Dimitri

    Jun 21, 2012 at 7:32 AM

    Comment #3

    I’ll chop off my balls if Newcastle even considers him.

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  • Dimitri

    Jun 21, 2012 at 7:33 AM

    Comment #4

    I’ll chop off my b@lls if Newcastle even considers him.

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  • Dimitri

    Jun 21, 2012 at 7:33 AM

    Comment #5

    Journos pulling stories out of their own ars3s again

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  • Dimitri

    Jun 21, 2012 at 7:34 AM

    Comment #6

    Journos pulling stories out of their own @rses again

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  • SupaToonKid

    Jun 21, 2012 at 7:43 AM

    Comment #7

    I very much we’re interested in Moses anymore especially when they’re are better wing-forwards available, notably Hoilett and Elia + we’ll never be able to match Chelsea’s financial power for bidding or wages.

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  • SupaToonKid

    Jun 21, 2012 at 7:46 AM

    Comment #8

    I very much doubt we’re interested in Moses anymore especially when they’re are better wing-forwards available, notably Hoilett and Elia + we’ll never be able to match Chelsea’s financial power for bidding or wages.

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  • magpiebop

    Jun 21, 2012 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #9

    9 goals and 12 assists last season for Moses is a great return for a 21 year old winger, who to be honest murdered us and ended our champions league ambitions. Still got loads of time to improve further!
    What’s the goal and assist records for Hoillet and others we are linked with?

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