Liverpool lining up Moses as Sigurdsson alternative

Liverpool will launch a bid to sign Wigan winger Victor Moses if top target Gylfi Sigurdsson chooses to join Tottenham Hotspur The Sun reports.

New Reds boss Brendan Rodgers had hoped to bring the Hoffenheim midfielder to Anfield following a productive loan spell at Swansea towards the back end of last season.

Sigurdsson looked set for a move to south Wales until Rodgers’ switch to Merseyside and was expected to follow the former Swans chief until Spurs came with a lucrative contract offer in an attempt to lure him to White Hart Lane in an £8 million deal.

The Northern Irishman has drawn up a contingency list should the 22-year-old move to North London and will reportedly pursue a deal for Moses after the Nigerian international confessed his desire to leave the DW Stadium.

Latics owner Dave Whelan has already had to knock back a £4 million bid from Chelsea earlier this month accusing the Champions League winners of ‘taking the mickey’ with the low offer.

He said: “Chelsea would need to get realistic before we would even listen to them. They made a bid and we turned it down flat. At the moment they are taking the mickey.

“Ideally we’d like Victor to sign a new contract, but it seems the agent, more than the player, wants to move him on.”

Moses’ contract runs out next year and, with former club Crystal Palace due 20 per cent of any transfer fee, Whelan will only accept a bid of £8 million to let his prized asset leave.

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