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Crystal Palace agree £7m deal for McArthur

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McArthur is heading to Selhurst Park. Credit: PA

Crystal Palace have agreed a new club-record £7million fee with Wigan for midfielder James McArthur, Press Association Sport understands.

Leicester City had agreed a £7million deal for Scotland midfielder McArthur but pulled out of the deal after snaring Esteban Cambiasso instead.

Palace will break the £4.5million paid to Peterborough for striker Dwight Gayle last summer if they now complete the deal for 26-year-old McArthur as expected.

Latics smash Blues

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Calum McManaman got things going. Credit: PA

Wigan wiped the floor with beleaguered Birmingham in a horribly one-sided Sky Bet Championship encounter at the DW Stadium.

Callum McManaman was again the pick of the Latics players with two first-half goals as the home side led 3-0 at the break.

Andrew Taylor and substitute Martyn Waghorn grabbed the others for Wigan, who could have won even more comprehensively than 4-0 such was their total superiority.

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