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League One Side Wigan Athletic In 'Advanced Stage' Of Takeover Talks

League One side Wigan Athletic confirmed it is at "an advanced stage" in takeover talks with an unnamed party, according to Simon Stone of the BBC. Speaking at the club's annual general meeting on Monday, CEO Jonathan Jackson said that Owner Dave Whelan intended to "hand over the stewardship" of the club he bought in '95. In October, a non-disclosure agreement was signed with a Hong Kong group. Jackson said, "We are at an advanced stage in a process. However, it is not yet complete." He added that a deal "will only take place in the best interests of Wigan Athletic" (BBC, 1/23).