TEAMtalk guest Michael Graham believes Wigan winger Victor Moses should reject the advances of Chelsea this summer for the sake of his career.
The big names such as Robin van Persie and Luka Modric may be dominating the headlines so far this transfer window, but Chelsea's persistent interest in Moses is one of the most intriguing storylines.
Whilst it isn't glamorous, it does raise a question, certainly from a wider perspective, about to what extent the uneven financial playing field in English football is a hindrance to promising homegrown players.
You can see why a deal would appeal to all parties. Moses was the stand-out performer of Wigan's dramatic season, shooting to prominence as the former England Under-21 international powered the Latics to an unlikely late run to secure their Premier League status.
Chelsea could grab an exciting young player who could help them meet their homegrown criteria and who would likely be happy to accept a reduced role, and the player would get a big move to a top club and the increased pay and profile that comes with it.
But it would be a marriage of convenience, no more. That's the reality.
Whilst surely tempting, Nigeria international Moses doesn't need riches and profile at this stage of his career. What he needs is games - plenty of them - and that is the one thing that Chelsea are not in a position to offer him.
As good a season as Moses has just produced, with Juan Mata, Eden Hazard, Oscar, Kevin De Bruyne, Daniel Sturridge and Marko Marin already vying for attacking midfield positions at Stamford Bridge, it is difficult to see the 21-year-old getting the game time he craves.
It is a trap that too many talented young players have fallen into before. Shaun Wright-Phillips saw all his momentum halted after joining Chelsea. The same fate could have easily befallen Glenn Johnson had he not sought games at Portsmouth. Surely Scott Parker would have established himself as a top player considerably sooner had his career not stalled for 18 months at Stamford Bridge.
Joe Cole's career wasn't well served by his early move to Chelsea, either, and could Adam Johnson have finally provided England with that coveted left foot had he spent the last three seasons perfecting it on a weekly basis in the Premier League rather than accepting a well-paid bit-part role at Manchester City?
Consider instead Ashley Young, who spent his formative years playing a key role for Aston Villa and fully realising his potential, ensuring that he was prepared to shine on the stage that Manchester United have since provided him. Similarly, would Gary Cahill be the player he is today without the opportunity to play regular football afforded him by Bolton?
Obviously, we want young players to strive for the top. But as long as the richest clubs continue to stockpile young talent without accepting and embracing the responsibility for their development, then they are not being presented with opportunities - they are being offered short-cuts.
Dave Whelan has said of Moses: "If the lad had any brains he'd stay under Roberto Martinez for another year or so". It is a difficult assertion with which to argue, and if he is absolutely adamant that he needs a bigger stage immediately then he won't find any shortage of suitors in the mid-table pack ready to offer him a key role in their team on a weekly basis. Alternatively, if Moses was to play out the remaining year of his contract at Wigan while displaying the form that made Chelsea take notice, then he could have his pick of club and salary next summer.
Moses is raw, but armed with everything he needs to be a big success in the Premier League. Should he do that, the top clubs and the big opportunities will still be there for him.
A move to Stamford Bridge this summer, though, and you fancy he'll just wind up another unremarkable name on a growing list of homegrown players who swapped prodigious promise for a seat on a prestigious bench.