Martinez open to Scharner sale

07 July 2009 09:20
Wigan boss Roberto Martinez insists he will not keep Paul Scharner at the club if he is not happy. There has been plenty of speculation about Scharner after he revealed in May that he was considering his future as he was eager to play European football. And although Martinez hopes to persuade the 29-year-old Austria international to stay, he says he does not want any players who are not fully committed to the cause. "I am planning to speak to everyone, but I don't think it is the right time yet because it is vital that the players have a proper break," he told the Wigan Evening Post. "You are never going to stop media speculation and other clubs talking about our players - that is part and parcel of the game. "But I will make sure I speak to every one of the players and reassess everyone's goals. "I want to keep hold of everyone - that is clear - but on the other hand you don't want to have any players around who feel their time at the club is up. "If it is right for Wigan, we're not going to stop anyone leaving. "We only want players who are desperate to play for us and want to win games on a consistent basis." Fulham are believed to be leading the race for Scharner as they prepare for next season's Europa League campaign.

Source: SKY_Sports