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Tottenham lead battle for Wigan midfielder McCarthy

Tottenham are closing in on Wigan Athletic midfielder James McCarthy.

The Sunday Times says Spurs lead the race to sign McCarthy from Wigan, though the relegated club want £20m for the prized 22-year-old midfielder.

Everton and Fulham are known to be interested, while McCarthy is also on the radar of Arsenal, Manchester City, Newcastle and Southampton. He was previously the subject of a bid by Liverpool.

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