Maloney linked with Premier League move

The 32 year old is out of contract with the Latics in the summer who look set to accept offers for the forward in the region of £1 million.

Leicester City are currently in pole position for Maloneys signature although the Scotland international is keen on a move to Everton to be re-united with former Latics boss Roberto Martinez.

There are said to be upto five clubs interested in Maloney and Latics boss Malky Mackay said:  "We have had enquiries from various clubs on that one. We have had a bid from one which was rejected and at the moment Shaun is absolutely still my player, and is also showing that he is still my player and I wouldn't expect anything else from him. He's a terrific boy.

"There have been four or five enquiries on Shaun. We will play that by ear. It will be a club decision, but I have to say he has been excellent as a professional. He has massive quality, but he has six months left on his contract, it's frustrating."

If Maloney does leave it will allow Mackay to bring in a further player to his squad as the Latics look to battle against relegation from the Championship.