Date: 7th October 2008 at 7:21am
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The Sun is reporting that Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson is set to sign Wigan Athletic midfield player Wilson Palacios for a staggering £18 million.

The paper claim that they have spoke to a close friend of the player who reveals that there is a verbal agreement between Latics boss Steve Bruce and Ferguson for the deal to be done, they quote:

“You know the rapport between Steve Bruce and Alex Ferguson. They`re very close.

“United have been following Wilson closely for some time. Steve benefited from his rapport with Sir Alex and was able to keep Wilson for six months or a year more.

“Nothing is signed but there`s a moral agreement. Wigan have set the bar high, £18m. It`s possible it could be done in January.”


Palacios is clearly set for big things and with reports that Antonio0 Valencia could be off to Liverpool for £10 million in January lets hope that we are not about to witness the break up of this talented Latics team


Wilson Palacios, off to United?

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