EXCLUSIVE By Pete O’Rourke
Wigan have agreed a fee in the region of £3m with Portsmouth for attacker Jamal Lowe, Football Insider understands.
The Championship club have been chasing Lowe, 24, all summer and, after seeing several bids rejected by the League One outfit, have finally agreed a deal.
A Wigan source has told Football Insider that Lowe has been given permission to hold talks with them and the two clubs are hopeful of finalising the transfer before the end of the week.
A number of Championship clubs have shown an interest in Lowe this summer, but Wigan have acted quickly to secure the talented winger.
Lowe impressed at Portsmouth last season, helping the club reach the League One play-off semi-finals only to lose to Sunderland.
He scored 17 goals from 55 matches in all competitions last season, 15 of which came in league fixtures, and also weighed in with nine assists.
Portsmouth have reluctantly agreed to cash in on Lowe as he has entered the final year of his contract at Fratton Park.
In other Wigan Athletic news, Football Insider can reveal that Birmingham, Hull and the Latics are plotting bids to sign Sheffield United striker.