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Sky Sports News understands the Whelan family have agreed a deal in principle to sell their majority stake at Wigan Athletic to a Hong Kong-based consortium.

The proposed deal with International Entertainment Corporation would require ratification by both the Hong Kong Stock Exchange and EFL.

The Whelan family have been majority shareholders at Wigan since 1995, overseeing the club's rise to the Premier League and FA Cup final win in 2013.

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On 08/05/2018 at 17:04, Cannabis said:

Been whispered for ages this, Whelan's grandson hasn't impressed many people and the general consensus is that he's nowhere near good enough to run a football club. 

It did seem like an odd and premature passing at the time. Simon Jordan mentioned that if he was to buy a football club he would run it entirely different than he did twenty years ago in his thirties because of the business experience he's accumulated since then.

Anyway, deal is apparently very close to completion.

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