Roberto Martinez still believes that Chelsea target Victor Moses will be a Wigan player when the new season starts on August 19.
The Latics chief has lifted the lid on the future of the highly-rated 21-year-old after it emerged that the Champions League winners were about to make an improved offer on their £3million bid, which was rejected out of hand.
Despite Moses revealing that he would be interested in a move to a bigger Premier League club, Martinez still feels confident of having the player in his starting XI when Chelsea are the opponents at the DW Stadium for the televised Premier League curtain-raiser next month.
"We're not going to be drawn into the media speculation," Martinez told the Evening Post.
"All I will say is that Victor had a tremendous season last year - particularly after Christmas - and he is still only 21.
"I'm really looking forward to Victor having a very good break and coming back refreshed and ready to go.
"His experience with Nigeria will bring him on even more, and will hopefully take him on to a different level next season.
"As I always say, the speculation is only a good thing - because when you perform well you are going to get attraction from elsewhere."