McArthur’s move to Leicester is off

James McArthur
James McArthur

JAMES McArthur’s move to Leicester has fallen through, Uwe Rosler has revealed.

The Foxes had offered a bid in the region of £6.5m which was accepted by Wigan chairman Dave Whelan.

However, the Premier League outfit’s capture of Esteban Cambiasso saw them abandon their pursuit – leaving the Scottish midfielder a Wigan Athletic player.

Fans will now have to wait until 11pm on Monday to see if any other clubs make a move with Crystal Palace thought to be keeping tabs on the 26-year-old.

Rosler today made it clear though that he was happy for him to stay at the DW Stadium and will meet him later today (Friday).

He said: “James hasn’t trained for the last couple of days, he will be at training today.

“James is a fantastic player and a fantastic person and I told him I would never have sold him but it got to a level where the chairman made a decision.”

It is unclear whether McArthur will face Birmingham City at the DW Stadium tomorrow, but Rosler added: “We are all expecting James to be the same person he was two days before all of this (interest).”

The Latics boss was still confident of recruiting Brentford’s Adam Forshaw.