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Wigan misfit Boselli off to Italy

Latics player Mauro Bosellil, right, goes for the ball with Bournemouth's Steve Cook, left.

Latics player Mauro Bosellil, right, goes for the ball with Bournemouth's Steve Cook, left.

MAURO Boselli could have kicked his last ball for Latics amid feverish speculation he is off to Italian outfit Palermo.

The Argentina international was Wigan’s record signing when he joined from Estudiantes in 2010 for £6million.

However, he has struggled to settle in to life at the DW, and has still to register a single Premier League goal.

Boselli has already spent two spells out on loan, in Italy with Genoa and back home with Estudiantes.

And sources from Italy have claimed struggling Palermo are desperate to land him to aid their fight against the drop.

Roberto Martinez played down suggestions a deal has already been done, but it would be no surprise if Latics off-loaded one of their top earners to free up funds for squad reinforcements.

“There hasn’t been any official contact as yet, and he remains a Wigan Athletic player,” revealed Martinez.

“We seem to have this every transfer window with Mauro, these kind of reports, but at the moment there is nothing to comment on.”

Martinez is on the look-out for a couple more signings this month, having already swooped for Roger Espinoza, Angelo Henriquez and Joel Robles.

Ireland winger Aiden McGeady, currently with Spartak Moscow, is the latest name to be linked with a move to the DW.

“It’s common knowledge we are looking to bring in a couple of players, but at this time of year there is always a great deal of speculation,” added Martinez.

“Most of the speculation is just not true, and the rest is people trying to do their job.

“We are working hard behind the scenes, but all I can do is concentrate on the players we have and try to get the injured players back as quickly as possible.

“What I will say is that the players we do look to bring in will add a lot to the squad, and give us something special for the rest of the season.”

 

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