According to BBC Sports, Wigan Athletic has made a revised bid for Middlesbrough’s defensive midfielder Lee Cattermole.
The Latics are believed to have offered around Ã‚Â£3.5m for the 20-year old England Under-21 international after failing with an initial approach.
Wigan have been relatively busy in the transfer market recently, signing midfielder Olivier Kapo for Ã‚Â£3.5 million from Birmingham City, Egypt striker Amr Zaki on a one-year loan deal from Zamalek and Dutch winger Daniel de Ridder on a free transfer deal.
In light of the fresh bid, Boro manager Gareth Southgate withdrew Cattermole from Tuesday’s 1-1 draw with Celtic.
“It’s not a done deal but something could happen in the next 24 hours,” said Southgate.
“We have had a revised offer from Wigan and we felt that he was probably not in the right frame of mind to play against Celtic.Ã¢â‚¬Â He also added, Ã¢â‚¬Å“It’s not agreed but it’s pretty close to what we are looking forÃ¢â‚¬Â
Cattermole is a product of Middlesbrough’s youth academy and has made 69 appearances for the club, scoring three goals. As a teenager he became established in the first-team squad under former manager Steve McClaren but has struggled to stay in the team under predecessor Southgate.
[Source: BBC Sports]
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