Date: 4th June 2009 at 1:32pm
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Wigan Athletic have confirmed they have received permission to have talks with Roberto Martinez about appointing him as their new manager.

It’s not looking good for Swansea City fans and it’s becoming increasingly likely that Roberto Martinez will be unveiled as the Latics’ new boss this week.

The Spaniard’s stay at the Liberty Stadium looks to be over as Wigan have agreed a compensation fee and look forward to having talks with Martinez.

A Wigan club statement read:

Wigan Athletic Football Club can announce that it has been given permission by Swansea City Football Club to speak to their manager, Roberto Martinez about the vacant manager’s position.

A compensation deal has also been agreed, and now Wigan Athletics’ Chief Executive, Brenda Spencer will meet with Roberto as soon as possible to try and agree a deal to bring him to the club.

As Chairman, Dave Whelan stated yesterday, Roberto is our number one choice and we are delighted to have permission to speak with him.