Date: 3rd June 2009 at 11:45am
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Huw Jenkins says Swansea and Wigan are ‘miles apart’ after having discussions on what Roberto Martinez’s compensation fee would be.

The Swansea boss has another 4 years remaining on his contract at the Liberty Stadium and in his attempts to keep him at the club, it’s believed Jenkins has slapped a £2m compensation on the 35 year-old.

The Latics have been left stunned by the fee despite the fact that they look set to receive £3m as Bruce is set to take over at Sunderland.

As a result, Wigan are looking for other candidates to add to their shortlist but they haven’t ruled out a move for Martinez.

Huw Jenkins said:

‘Wigan asked for permission to speak to Roberto. They asked what compensation we would be looking for and we talked about different figures,’

‘I told them what I valued Roberto at and they told me what they thought – we were miles apart to say the least.

‘I have not given them permission to talk to Roberto.’