Wigan Athletic are set to sign Chelsea youngster Franco Di Santo on a permanent deal rather than the loan deal that was previously arranged between the two clubs.
Latics boss Roberto Martinez is prepared to take a chance on the 21 year old Argentine forward who Chelsea are willing o let go for an initial £1million rising to £2 million with performance related bonuses.
Martinez has had to have this change of heart now he has been given the green light from Manchester United to take midfielder Tom Cleverley on a season long loan from Old Trafford and filling his quota of loanees.
Speaking on the matter Martinez says: “The restrictions from the Premier League do not help young players in this country.
“You can bring in as many foreign loans as you want but only two from here. It is unfair on the clubs and the talent coming through.”
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