Wigan appear to have given up the battle to keep the young Nigerian after he has refused to sign a new deal

Wigan have placed a £10 million price tag on Victor Moses as they face a battle to keep the Nigerian winger.

The 21-year-old has been in fine form, helping the Latics to climb out of the relegation places, but it appears his future lies away from the DW Stadium.

Moses has alerted potential suitors to his availability by refusing to sign an extension to his current deal, which expires at the end of next season. What this means is that he can leave Wigan on a free as early as the end of this year if Wigan chose to hold on to him.

Martinez admitted his disappointment but explained that he will not stand in Moses’ way if a rival club matches their valuation.

“You cannot stop players going to the next moment in their career and the potential of Victor is incredible,” he told British newspaper, the Daily Mirror.

“As long as the club gets the right price and the player gives everything they have got for Wigan, then our chairman Dave Whelan will never stop them from moving upwards.

“It happened last year with Charles N’Zogbia and it would be unrealistic of us to think we will never lose players.

“Victor has the quality to go as high as he wants to.

We sometimes forget he is only 21 and we don’t want anyone to feel stale here.

“He is enjoying his football and if he attracts admirers from outside the club, that is because he is doing well and Wigan are doing well.”

Moses joined Wigan two years ago for £2.5m from Crystal Palace and his progress since could see the club bring in a sizeable profit.

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