Wigan 'close to double swoop'

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Wigan appear set to sign Rayo Vallecano duo Mohamed Diame and Antonio Amaya after the Spanish club claimed discussions were at an advanced stage.

It is reported the Latics will have to pay about £3.5m to sign midfielder Diame and centre-back Amaya from the Madrid-based second division side.

"As of today, Thursday August 6 2009, we still haven't finalised negotiations with the English club Wigan Athletic for the transfer of our players Diame and Amaya," said a statement on Rayo's website, rayovallecano.es.

"The talks are very advanced, but there are still some loose ends remaining before the transfer can be completed.

"At this moment Diame and Amaya are still players of the first team of Rayo Vallecano."

Wigan have refused to comment on Vallecano's claims.