Latics’ latest Ali bid ‘rejected’

The 29-year-old Oman international was Latics’ player of the season

for the 2010/11 Premier League campaign having joined on loan from

the Trotters, and Roberto Martinez is understandably eager to

recruit him on a permanent basis. Reports on Friday suggested Wigan

had made a £3million offer for Al-Habsi, having already had a

£2million bid turned down. Bolton may be looking for around

£5million. Aston Villa are also said to be interested in the

former Lyn Oslo custodian, but with the Birmingham outfit looking

for a new manager, it remains to be seen if they will firm up their

interest in him.