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Kone: No decision on future

Arouna Kone claims to be paying little attention to transfer gossip and is yet to make a decision on his Wigan Athletic future.

Last Updated: 11/06/13 at 10:42 Post Comment

Arouna Kone: Among those being tipped to leave relegated Wigan

Arouna Kone: Among those being tipped to leave relegated Wigan

With Latics having slipped out of the Premier League, a number of high-profile departures are expected from the DW Stadium this summer.

Kone is among those being tipped to make the step back into the top flight, with the Ivorian having shone during his debut season in England.

He netted 11 times in the Premier League last season and is reported to be among those Roberto Martinez is hoping will follow him from Wigan to Everton.

Kone is, however, focused on his international commitments at present and insists he has no intention of rocking the boat by pushing for a move.

He said: "I have a contract until 2015 with Wigan and I settled very well there. It is a brilliant community football club. The chairman is fantastic.

"Yes, I want to be playing in the Premier League but it also depends on Wigan because I have a contract with them.

"Everton? Just because the gaffer is in charge makes the link stronger but, to be honest, I don't know what will happen. After the international games I will know more."

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think all those names linked to United exits make sense. Kagawa has never really looked like hitting the form he had at Dortmund and Fellaini is radioactive after last season (even though I think he's been unfairly singled out for criticism). Nani and Anderson have had more than their fair share of chances so they are done, and Hernandez deserves better than warming a bench.

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e'll be off to Spurs (or better) in January and I don't blame him. Looking forward to re-signing Grant Holt as his replacement though.

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n fairness, he does look absolutely shattered in that photo.....

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