Landzaat agrees Wigan terms

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Wigan manager Paul Jewell is closing on his fourth signing of the summer after he revealed midfielder Denny Landzaat had agreed terms with the club.

The Latics had a fee of around £3 million accepted for the Dutch international last week and look set to beat off competition from Spanish outfit Espanyol for the AZ Alkmaar star.

The 30-year-old has been on holiday in Italy after spending much of the summer in Germany with Holland's World Cup squad, but he is expected to travel to Wigan on Tuesday to put pen-to-paper on the agreed deal.

"Denny's been on holiday in Italy. The deal's agreed and hopefully, he's just coming over to sign it," Jewell told the club's official website.

"But you never know with transfers. Until the player signs on the dotted line you can't ever be certain it's going to happen, which is why we normally like to keep negotiations behind closed doors until everything is finalised."

Jewell has already spent £8.5 million on new signings Emile Heskey, Fitz Hall and Tomasz Cywka but his spending is unlikely to stop there.

Two further signings are on the cards for the 41-year-old and both could be on board before Jewell's squad travel to Austria on Sunday.

"Ideally, every manager in The Premiership will tell you that he wants two players in every position so that competition for places is as it should be," he added.

"We need to bring in some more players, that's for sure. Our achievements last season mean that we've gone up a level of player, we're now competing with the teams who finished around us in the table.

"But we're working on it every day. We've already seen some new faces coming in, and real quality ones at that, and we won't stop trying to add to the squad until we feel we've reached the correct number."