Wigan manager Roberto Martinez has criticised Chelsea for not meeting the club's valuation to seal the transfer of Victor Moses.
The Lancashire club are holding out for their £8.5 million valuation for the attacker who scored six goals last season and played a major part in helping the Latics survive the drop.
And Martinez has claimed that the dragging saga is affecting Moses ahead of the start of their new Premier League season – which, coincidently, is against Chelsea on Sunday.
"If you don't meet a valuation, it becomes paper talk and speculation," he said.
"It happens everywhere, it gives you uncertainty and I don't think that helps. The players are human beings."
Moses is out of contract at the DW stadium at the end of the season, and interest in him has been no secret with Chelsea making two cash bids for him over the last month.
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