Wigan Athletic: Takeover of administration-hit club breaks down

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The prospective takeover of Wigan Athletic by a Spanish consortium has fallen through.

The club’s administrators announced they had ended negotiations with the consortium on Tuesday morning.

They said in a statement that the bid had been reduced by almost 50% over the weekend and proceeding with it would have resulted in a 15-point deduction for the League One club.

Wigan are currently 22nd in the table, two points adrift of safety.

More to follow.

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