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Aston Villa eye Wigan target Al-Habsi

Aston Villa eye Wigan target Al-Habsi
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Alex McLeish considers Ali Al-Habsi as a Brad Friedel replacement.

Alex McLeish is reportedly considering taking on Ali Al-Habsi as a replacement for the departed Brad Friedel, according to the Daily Mail.

Wigan Athletic had also shown interest in the Oman international following his loan spell at the DW Stadium last season.

However, Wigan chairman Dave Whelan has held firm on a final offer of £3m for the player despite Bolton’s demand of £4m.

Al-Habsi has previously indicated that he would be open to a move in order to escape the shadow of Jussi Jaaskelainen.

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2Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd138142215725
3West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom1373331181324
4Leeds UnitedLeeds1365223111223
5Derby CountyDerby136341714321
6Norwich CityNorwich136341716121
7Blackburn RoversBlackburn135621616021
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9Nottingham ForestNott'm Forest134721815319
10Bristol City135441714319
11Sheffield WednesdaySheff Weds135442020019
12Brentford134632015518
13Aston Villa134632120118
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15Swansea CitySwansea134541210217
16Queens Park RangersQPR135261119-817
17Stoke CityStoke134451719-216
18Bolton WanderersBolton134451116-516
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20Rotherham UnitedRotherham133371020-1012
21Preston North EndPreston132471925-610
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