Di Santo linked with Wigan switch

Discussions between the two clubs have now begun with both sides

open to the prospect of an agreement being struck. Wigan are keen

to bolster their attacking options following a disjointed start to

the season, while Chelsea are prepared to cash in on a player well

down their striking pecking order. With first-team opportunities at

Stamford Bridge likely to be difficult to come by for Di Santo this

season, he too is likely to favour a switch. The promising

Argentine took in a spell at Blackburn Rovers on loan last season,

scoring once in 25 appearances. And Wigan are prepared to take a

gamble on the 21-year-old frontman, believing that he still has

untapped potential. Reports suggest that they are prepared to offer

around £2million to take him off Chelsea’s hands.