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Wigan agree deal for Stones

Wigan have reportedly agreed a fee with Barnsley for highly-rated full-back John Stones and hope to secure him before the transfer deadline.

The 18-year-old has been tracked by a host of Premier League clubs, but Wigan look to have secured a deal for his services.

A fee believed to be in the region of 3million has been agreed and now the player is set for talks with Wigan.

Latics boss Roberto Martinez has been eager to bolster his defensive options, and Stones will give him options at both full-back and centre-half - if they secure his signature before the 11pm deadline.