Date: 19th June 2008 at 12:28pm
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The issue regarding Amr Zaki and his transfer have been the subject of speculation for quite a long time and both Latics and the player are beginning to lose patience with Zamalek.

Zaki has even gone as far as to take legal action over Zamalek in order to get his contract terminated so he can join the Latics next season.

Even though a replacement for Zaki has been found, Zamalek still refuse to let Zaki go so the Latics have asked Zamalek to provide them with an answer so that an end can be put to the whole saga, one way or the other.

With Zaki unhappy and Wigan threatening to pull out of the deal, I wouldn’t be at all surprised if the deal was sanctioned if only to appease Amr Zaki.

One thing’s for sure, though, if the deal didn’t go ahead, I’m sure this wouldn’t be the end of the matter but as for the Latics, they could move onto different targets but it would be a shame to lose out on such a talented striker.