Burnley make new McArthur bid

The newly-promoted Premier League club have upped their offer for the Wigan Athletic midfielder after seeing an initial approach turned down by Uwe Rosler's side
By William Joyce

Burnley have made a renewed bid for Wigan Athletic star James McArthur, Goal can reveal.

The newly-promoted Premier League side were rebuffed with an initial offer for the Scotland international.

Wigan manager Uwe Rosler is reluctant to sell one of his prized assets as he looks to secure promotion back to the Premier League with the Latics this season.

The former Manchester City striker told the press on Monday: "We confirmed there was a bid in and we acted in an appropriate manner.

"We told not only Burnley but everyone else that the player is not for sale. That’s all I need to comment on."

But Rosler's stance will not put off Burnley, who have tabled a new bid as they look to improve their midfield options in what is expected to be a difficult challenge to avoid relegation in the 2014-15 campaign.

Goal understands Rosler is closing in on a deal for long-term target Adam Forshaw, who has impressed since moving to Brentford from Everton back in 2012.

The potential arrival of the 22-year-old, who was signed by Rosler during his time in charge at Griffin Park, would, however, not impact on McArthur's future and Wigan remain determined to retain one of their star players.

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