Ali so close to joining Latics

ALI Al Habsi is on the brink of joining Latics from near-neighbours Bolton.

The Oman goalkeeper enjoyed an excellent year on loan at the DW Stadium last term but Latics manager Roberto Martinez has taken his time trying to sort out a permanent deal.

However, it’s understood a transfer - said to be for a fee in the region of £4million - is likely to be concluded within the next 24 hours.