Soccer Digest

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 25 August, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Saturday, 25 August, 2012, 3:17am


Moses finally parts Wigan for Chelsea after five bids

Wigan Athletic have accepted Chelsea's fifth bid for their winger Victor Moses, the club said. The European champions have pursued the 21-year-old Nigerian since the end of last season and have finally been given permission by Wigan to talk to Moses. "The club can confirm that after four unsuccessful bids from Chelsea for Victor Moses, a fifth bid has finally met the valuation and terms set by Wigan Athletic and been accepted," Wigan said. Chelsea manager Roberto Di Matteo bought several attacking players in the close season including Brazilian Oscar, Belgium's Eden Hazard and Marko Marin from Germany. The London club won the first two games of the season. Reuters

Boca stadium closed after fan violence mars match

Government security officials have closed Boca Juniors' stadium as a penalty for fan violence at the end of a match on Wednesday against Independiente in the Copa Sudamericana. Dario Ruiz, a top official of the office of Security Policy, said Boca's Bombonera stadium would be closed for at least one league match. Violence broke out after Independiente earned a 3-3 draw with a late penalty, and fans near the Independiente bench ripped down an advertising board. Boca said in a statement that it had identified four fans involved and said they would be banned from entering the stadium. Hooligan gangs often rule areas in and around Argentine football stadiums. AP