Hughes hopes fade over Moses
Queens Park Rangers,
Any hopes QPR boss Mark Hughes may have had about signing Victor Moses from Wigan appear to be fading as Chelsea lead the race.
Both Hughes at Loftus Road and new Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers were interested in landing the former Crystal Palace flyer but Chelsea's unexpected move looks likely to win the day. Their initial offer of £4m was turned down emphatically by Wigan and they are ready to improve it to £5m but Latics chairman Dave Whelan wants closer to £10m so the two sides are along way from an agreement. Moses only has 12 months to run on his current contract but Latics are still holding out for as much as they can get for the player and will fight to keep hold of the Nigeria forward. Reports claim that Chelsea are willing to go to £5million but such a minimal increase on the original offer is unlikely to impress Whelan who says he is under no pressure to sell. However it is understood that Moses wants to move to Stamford Bridge and has instructed his agent to open talks with Wigan to push for a move away. The R's and the Reds have not given up hope but Chelsea are now clear favourites for his signiture.