Coyle warns Wigan over Al-Habsi

The 28-year-old joined the Latics on a season-long loan over the

summer, in a deal worth £1million. He has excelled since

moving to the DW Stadium, with a number of assured displays moving

him above Chris Kirkland in the first-team pecking order. Wigan

boss Roberto Martinez is now keen to strike a permanent deal in

January, having been suitably impressed by the Oman international.

Coyle, though, insists there is no guarantee that an agreement will

be reached, as he will be looking to bring in a sizeable fee for a

player of Al-Habsi’s pedigree. “The only way they can keep him for

good is by paying our club a large transfer fee, if indeed that’s

acceptable to us,” said the Trotters manager. “Wigan can make as

much noise as they want. “Ultimately I will decided whether Ali

Al-Habsi is a Bolton Wanderers goalkeeper or not.”