Wigan tries to sign Bolton goalkeeper Ali Al Habsi

Wigan is close to signing Ali Al Habsi from Bolton after the

Oman goalkeeper spent last season on loan from its Premier League


Al Habsi failed to oust Jussi Jaaskelainen from the team at

Bolton but started 34 of Wigan’s 38 Premier League matches to help

the northwest England team narrowly avoid relegation.

Bolton manager Owen Coyle says ”we could easily have kept him

but I have to be fair to Ali.”