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Premier League trio 'interested in Wigan Athletic's Joe Gelhardt'

Premier League trio Manchester United, Liverpool and Everton are all reportedly interested in signing Wigan Athletic starlet Joe Gelhardt.

Premier League trio Manchester United, Liverpool and Everton have all reportedly identified Wigan Athletic youngster Joe Gelhardt as a possible transfer target this summer.

Gelhardt broke into Wigan's Under-18 team at the age of just 15 and, still only 16 years of age, has featured regularly for the side this season.

The striker has also featured for England at Under-15 and Under-16 level, scoring twice in four appearances for his country to help them finish third at the Montaigu Tournament in France earlier this year.

ESPN reports that Gelhardt's performances for club and country have alerted a number of Premier League clubs, who are now considering an approach.

Manchester United, Liverpool and Everton are all thought to have monitored the youngster's performance for some time now and are ready to test Wigan's resolve with an official bid.

Wigan remain determined to keep the bright prospect at the DW Stadium this summer, but are expecting offers for him.


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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Liverpool1714303773045
2Manchester CityMan City17142148103844
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs17130431161539
4Chelsea17114235142137
5Arsenal17104337231434
6Manchester UnitedMan Utd177552929026
7Wolverhampton WanderersWolves177461919025
8Everton176652422224
9West Ham UnitedWest Ham177372525024
10Watford177372325-224
11Bournemouth177282528-323
12Leicester CityLeicester176472121022
13Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton176382024-421
14Newcastle UnitedNewcastle174491422-816
15Crystal Palace1743101423-915
16Cardiff CityCardiff1742111733-1614
17Southampton172691632-1612
18Burnley1733111533-1812
19Huddersfield TownHuddersfield1724111028-1810
20Fulham1723121642-269

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