Jamal Lowe bids rejected - as they would have left Wigan Athletic out of pocket

Wigan Athletic have already rejected two bids for Jamal Lowe - because they would have left the club out of pocket.

Jamal Lowe in training
Jamal Lowe in training

Swansea City are the latest club to show interest in Lowe, but it seems unlikely they will be able to recruit him on a cut-price deal.

Latics still owe his former club Portsmouth around £750,000 in unpaid transfer fees.

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They are relying on player sales at present to reduce their footballing creditors' debt - of £6.5m - and to pay players' wages.

Previous offers for Lowe of around the £500,000 mark have been turned down, as it would require Latics to immediately pay the remaining balance of £250,000.

It is not unusual for clubs to pay transfer fees in installments, but outfits exiting administration need to clear their entire football creditors' debt in full first.

The 26-year-old Lowe, who has two years remaining on his deal, scored six goals in 48 Wigan appearances last season.

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Lewis Macleod became the latest player from Wigan's 2019-20 squad to secure his future elsewhere. The 26-year-old, who left the club in the summer after his one-year deal expired, has signed for Plymouth Argyle.

Antonee Robinson travelled to Fulham yesterday for a medical while Keiffer Moore (Cardiff), Joe Gelhardt (Leeds), Alfie Devine (Spurs), Jensen Weir (Brighton) and Daniel Gyollai (Peterborough) have left.

Out-of-contract Leon Balogun (Rangers) and Chey Dunkley (Sheffield Wednesday) have also moved on while manager Paul Cook resigned.