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Leeds move to trump Wigan for Hamilton midfielder McArthur

Leeds United have moved to trump Wigan Athletic for Hamilton midfielder James McArthur.

The Scottish Sun says Leeds boss Simon Grayson has launched a dramatic bid to hijack McArthur's move to Wigan.

The Premier League Latics thought they had sealed an £800,000 deal for the midfielder after his three-day trial before the end of the season.

But promoted Leeds have tabled a bid to Accies chairman Ronnie MacDonald of £1m plus add-ons.

A source revealed: "If Leeds make it back to the top flight they are obviously a bigger club than Wigan.

"Elland Road appeals to James. He is close pals with Leeds' Robert Snodgrass from their days together with the Scotland Under-21s. James was impressed with Wigan manager Roberto Martinez.

"But Leeds have topped Wigan's offer and if they continue being successful they are one of the biggest teams in the country."

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