Premier League trio on £10m alert as Whelan looks to sell

Wigan chairman Dave Whelan has confirmed that the club will sell Charles N’Zogbia in the transfer window.

The former Newcastle winger has one year remaining in his contract at the DW Stadium, and with ambitions of playing for a bigger club is not interested in renewing his current deal. The Latics cannot risk losing the France international on a free in June 2012, and amid interest from Aston Villa, Sunderland and Liverpool, Whelan has revealed that the 25-year-old will leave Roberto Martinez’s side in the transfer window.

“We have to sell Charles N’Zogbia because he’s on the last year of his contract,” the club supremo told Sky Sports.

“We can’t keep him if a big club comes for him and he does deserve a big club because he’s that kind of quality player. We would love to keep him and pay him what he wants to stay with us but it’s a very difficult situation. He’s such a great player and we are such a small club sometimes we don’t go together,” he concluded.

A fee in the s £10 million mark is being touted in the media as the price for the winger’s signature.