Wigan are offering to double Victor Moses’ wages to avoid a transfer request after Chelsea’s bid for the winger was rejected.
Chairman Dave Whelan said the club are trying to keep Moses at the DW Stadium but the 21-year-old believes he is available to the highest bidder.
But Whelan said the Nigerian's agent has influence over him and accused Chelsea of ‘taking the Mickey’ with a £4million offer.
"We've made him a very good offer – involving a doubling of his wages – over the next three years," Whelan said.
"It's down to whether the lad himself listens to sense, or whether he listens to his agent.
"The player has to realise that it's his future we're talking about not his agent's.
"Agents want cash out of players, that's all, whereas we want the lad to realise his potential and reach the highest level he can.
"If we have to sell him, we will do so reluctantly – but not for the money that is currently on the table."
Moses recently returned from international duty and is already thinking about his future.
"Now that am done with the national team, my attention would switch to the transfer window," he told MTNFootball.com
"I have heard a lot of offers are on the table. First of all Wigan have the final say but for me the highest bidder would take the day but right now I am still a DW faithful."
Moses arrived from Crystal Palace for £2.5million in January 2010 and Whelan claims that under Roberto Martinez, he has a future at Wigan.
"I personally have told Victor he requires another 12 months minimum under Roberto's guidance before he thinks about moving to a top club," the chairman added.
"He has come on so much in the last two years – and that is purely down to Roberto's help.
"I told him when he signed for Wigan that we'd let him go when the time was right and a big club came in for him.
"In my opinion he's not quite ready for that yet, but another year working with Roberto and he might be."