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Paper Talk: Sunday 10th January Weekly Round Up

Has been a busy week for Wigan Athletic since the opening of the transfer window and if the talk in the newspapers are to be believed it could be even busier.

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Grant Holt

There had been talk at the beginning of the week that the striker could be set to leave the club yet again. Since joining it has been a rocky road for Grant Holt and Wigan Athletic and his recent loan spell with Wolverhampton Wanderers was recently cut short.

Yet there could be another life line for the striker. His former manager Paul Lambert has recently take up the Blackburn Rovers job and reports suggest that he would like to take his former captain off our hands. Is it likely to go ahead? Well if an offer did come in for the striker, no matter how small, you would imagine he would be free to leave.

Liam Kelly

The Oldham midfielder had been hotly linked with a move to the DW Stadium. With Sean Murray and Cisco Junior now back at their parent clubs it has opened up the door for another midfielder to come in, and it looks like Oldham fan favourite Liam Kelly could be that player.

Doing a little digging you heard that he has a very similar playing style as David Perkins and only at the age of 25 years he has plenty of time still to develop. He would fit the profile of a Gary Caldwell signing and it could be a player that we are in process of trying to sort a deal out for with his club.

Reece Wabara

The former Manchester City academy player only joined Barnsley in the summer and could be on the move again already. Reports, which has been confirmed by Barnsley manager Lee Johnson, suggest that another League One club have had a successful bid for the player accepted.

It would make sense if that club was us. With Kevin McNaughton's return to first team action nowhere in sight, and Donald Love set to return to Manchester United following a loan spell; we need cover at right back. One to watch for maybe?

Wigan to buy Bolton's Euxton Training Ground?

We all know the problems that Bolton Wanderers are going through at the moment, our local rivals are really trying to trim the fat to save as much money as possible. With that in mind they had been in talks with Preston North End about them purchasing their Euxton first team training facility. Reports have been now been suggesting that we have stepped up an interest in buying it off them as well.

With plans for our own facility at Charnock Richard stalling the chance to purchase a quality facility like the one Bolton use would be too good an opportunity to pass up. The ears of the Whelan household are probably pricked up at the chance of such a bargain.

Going to be interesting to see just how this one pans out.