Roberto Di Matteo admits that Chelsea are in the hunt to sign unsettled Wigan forward, Victor Moses, but have yet to match the Latics' valuation.
Wigan chairman, Dave Whelan, recently revealed to the news sport on Bet365 that the club had rejected a third bid from the Blues, thought to be £5million, and are holding out for a more substantial fee for the talented 21-year-old.
Moses is entering the final year of his contract at the DW Stadium, and is thought to favour a move away from the club.
Di Matteo has confirmed his interest in the former Crystal Palace star, and says talks are ongoing.
"[It is] something that the clubs are discussing but, at the moment, he is a Wigan player," said the Blues boss. He had a good season, last season – he is young and an interesting prospect."
Meanwhile, Di Matteo, currently with Chelsea on their pre-season tour of the United States, plans to hold talks with winger, Florent Malouda, over his future, this week, amid speculation that the Frenchman is on the verge of leaving the club.
The 32-year-old has only one year left to run on his current deal, and is expected to be down the pecking order, next term, following the arrival of Eden Hazard and Marko Marin, and the recent interest in Moses.
Malouda has been linked with a move to Brazilian club, Santos, a club that will be able to offer him more soccer games per season.
"Florent is back with us now, and I will have a talk with him this week. We cannot name more than 25 players in the squad, so we will have to make some decisions," added Di Matteo.
"Pre-season gives me a great opportunity to look at the new players and see how they develop. The final decision on who will go and who will stay will be made at the beginning of August."