Wigan to land Nick Powell and Jake Buxton

Hull City's Nick Powell in action with Sheffield Wednesday’s Fernando Forestieri and Alex Lopez

HITC Sport revealed their interest in former star last month.

Newly promoted Wigan Athletic are set to confirm a transfer coup after persuading Nick Powell to re-join them, HITC Sport understands.

HITC Sport revealed in June that Wigan were leading the chase for the 22-year-old, who was free to leave Manchester United after they did not offer him a contract.

The interest in the England Under-21 forward has been high, with Premier League and Championship interest, with Hull City, Burnley and Newcastle all holding talks.

Hull City's Nick Powell in action with Sheffield Wednesday’s Fernando Forestieri and Alex LopezHull City's Nick Powell in action with Sheffield Wednesday’s Fernando Forestieri and Alex Lopez

Powell finished last season on-loan at promoted Hull, but it had seemed that Wolves were set to win the day, but Wigan  and their boss Gary Caldwell have now persuaded Powell to move back the DW Stadium - where he enjoyed a hugely successful season on loan in 2014.

Powell who also fielded interest with clubs in Spain, France and Italy all keen, has agreed a three-year deal with The Latics and is set to be confirmed by the club as their latest signing in the next 24-hours.

Derby's Jake Buxton is sent off for this challenge on Chelsea's Loic RemyDerby's Jake Buxton is sent off for this challenge on Chelsea's Loic Remy

HITC Sport also understands that Wigan are set to beat a number of clubs to the signing of Derby County defender Jake Buxton.

Nigel Pearson is happy to let the former Burton Albion man move on, and despite interest from his former club - Caldwell looks set to get another of his top targets.

31-year-old Buxton has played over 130 games for Derby since joining from Buxton in 2009.

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