Chicago Fire agree deal to sign Wigan’s Scotland forward Maloney

Shaun Maloney is expected to leave Wigan for Chicago this weekend.

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Malky Mackay has confirmed Wigan have accepted an offer from Chicago Fire for forward Shaun Maloney.

Maloney has been linked with a move to the MLS for some time and a deal moved a step closer after terms between the clubs were agreed.

The Scotland international, who joined the Latics from Celtic for £1million ($1.5million) in August 2011, is expected to leave the DW Stadium over the weekend.

Maloney looked as though he was heading for Leicester after the two clubs agreed a transfer fee believed to be around £1m (£1.5m), but personal terms proved to be a sticking point,.

Maloney, who came off the bench against Blackburn last Saturday, spent time in the USA when he was recovering from a hip injury.