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Wigan chairman Whelan urges Everton, Spurs target McCarthy to stay another year

Wigan Athletic chairman Dave Whelan is reluctant to part with James McCarthy this month.

Everton and Tottenham are chasing the midfielder.

But Whelan said: "When James first joined us I told his mum and dad we would look after him and promised that I would never stand in his way.

"I will keep that promise, but we haven't had the right kind of offer yet and James himself hasn't asked for a move because he's happy.

"I think he needs another season with us and then he will have his pick of any of the top clubs."

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