Posted On Monday, 5th August 2013
Wigan Athletic are back in for transfer-listed Bristol City winger Albert Adomah who is being pursued by Middlesbrough.
Although the Latics threatened to drop their interest after having two bids rejected by City officials last month, manager Owen Coyle is still keen to conclude a deal to bring the Ghana international to the DW Stadium.
The FA Cup holders face competition from Championship rivals Middlesbrough, who tabled a bid of around £1m last week and appeared to be close to signing him on Friday morning.
But City and Boro cannot agree a payment schedule and the Teessiders, who are also tracking Eduardo Vargas and Vitor, are becoming frustrated at a lack of progress.
Ashton Gate officials made contact with Wigan at the weekend to ascertain whether they were still interested and Latics negotiators at now back at the table.
At this stage, Wigan are not believed to have matched Boro’s total offer for Adomah, but the Latics are in a position where they can offer a much higher initial payment, something that appeals to City officials.
Adomah was left out of City’s squad for Saturday’s League One opener against Bradford at Ashton Gate and, unless the situation changes rapidly, he is not expected to feature in tomorrow’s Capital One Cup first round tie against Gillingham at Priestfield.