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Latics close on Beausejour deal
Published : 23 Jan 2012 17:46:34
Wigan have agreed an undisclosed fee for Birmingham winger Jean Beausejour, Press Association Sport understands.
The Chile international is due at the DW Stadium to discuss personal terms as the Barclays Premier League's bottom club aim to inject fresh blood into their survival bid.
Beausejour has previously attracted the attention of Latics boss Roberto Martinez, who saw his attempts to land the wide man thwarted in the summer.
Championship promotion-chasers Birmingham last week rejected a bid from West Brom for defender Liam Ridgewell, but Wigan's offer for Beausejour is understood to be more in line with City's valuation of the player.
The 27-year-old was signed by former Blues boss Alex McLeish after his performances for Chile at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa caught the eye, penning a three-year deal from Mexican side Club America for a fee believed to be just over Â£3million.
He subsequently made a total of 14 starts and 11 substitute appearances for Birmingham last season, including a second-half outing in the Carling Cup triumph over Arsenal at Wembley.
Following City's relegation from the top flight and the subsequent raft of departures at St Andrew's, Beausejour has been a more consistent performer for the midlands club in the second tier.
He has made 22 league starts and nine cup outings, including six in the Europa League, bagging goals against Club Brugge and Burnley along the way.