Date: 13th June 2016 at 10:53am
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Another week in the close season and another round of names linked with a move to the Latics.

Word on the street (literally) is that Colchester United midfield man Alex Gilbey looks set to be the next announcement with the club and player close to reaching a deal, though there is also strong interest in the U’s player of the season from Championship rivals Bristol City.

Former loanee Nick Powell has been heavily linked with the Latics in the past week, ourselves and reportedly three other Championship clubs are hot on the heels of the

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former Crewe player who has just been released by Premier League giants Manchester United.

The 21 year old had a successful spell at the Latics, initially, scoring 12 times in 28 appearances, but he suffered a hamstring injury half way through the season and struggled to get back after time out on the physio bench.

According to reports today (Monday) we have stepped up our attempts to bring in Barnsley skipper Conor Hourihane, the defensive midfield player has a release clause in his contract and we are reportedly close to activating it.

On the way out could possibly be Emyr Huws, Fulham are being linked with a bid for the Wales international, if the Latics can recoup what they spent on him, £2.5m then they will have done well.

A list of players currently making the gossip columns with regards to a move to the DW:

Nick Powell (21) Manchester United – Attacking Midfield
Steven Fletcher (29) Sunderland – Striker
Paul McGinn (25) Dundee – Defender
Darren Pratley (31) Bolton Wanderers – Midfield
Jonny Hayes (28) Aberdeen – Winger
Alex Bruce (31) Hull City – Defender.
Reece Burke (19) West Ham United – Defender.
Conor McAleny (24) Everton – Midfield
Alex Gilbey (20) Colchester United – Midfield
Danny Graham (30) Sunderland – Striker
Jordi Gomez (31) Sunderland – Midfield
Scott Allan (24) Celtic – Midfielder (loan)
Liam Kelly (26) Oldham – Midfielder
John Egan (23) Gillingham – Centre back
Donald Love (21) Manchester United – Right back / Wing back
Conor Hourihane (25) Barnsley – Midfielder


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