Transfer news: West Brom close to signing Callum McManaman from Wigan

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West Brom are close to completing a deal to sign Callum McManaman from Wigan according to Sky sources.

The Baggies have been determined to sign the 23-year-old midfielder for some time during the current transfer window and had a second bid of £4m turned down by the Lancashire club last week.

Tony Pulis confirmed that talks were continuing in his press conference ahead of Saturday's FA Cup fourth round victory over local rivals Birmingham, and it now appears they have reached an agreement.

Pulis said on Thursday: “It is going on, along with two or three others. We are exploring the situation to see if we can bring him in.

"We need to decide if it's a good deal for us or not and it has to be right for everyone. The clubs have to agree but it's got to be right for the player as well.”

McManaman, a former England U-20 international, has also been the subject of interest from Hull City, having scored five times in 23 appearances for Wigan, who are struggling in the lower reaches of the Championship.

The winger is a former Everton trainee who signed for Wigan in 2009 and has since made over 100 appearances for the club, many of which were in the Premier League prior to their relegation in 2013.

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