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Scharner set for 6m Fulham move as Wigan turn to Swansea star Gomez

19 Jun 2009 03:50:50

Scharner set for 6m Fulham move as Wigan turn to Swansea star Gomez

Fulham are set to sign Paul Scharner from Wigan for £6m. The Austria international's agent Valentin Hobel revealed Scharner has rejected Aston Villa because they wanted to play him in defence rather than midfield, and hopes to conclude a deal with Fulham shortly. Roy Hodgson wants the 29-year-old for Fulham's Europa League campaign next season, and Scharner said: 'My chapter at Wigan is closed. I want to leave for a club that is competing in Europe.' New Wigan boss Roberto Martinez has made Jordi Gomez his first signing, as revealed by Sportsmail last week. Gomez, who spent last season working with Martinez on loan at Swansea, is signing on a four-year contract after a £1.7m fee was agreed with Espanyol.


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