Crystal Palace to sign James McArthur for £7m

CRYSTAL Palace have agreed a new club-record £7million fee with Wigan for midfielder James McArthur, according to reports.

James McArthur in action for Scotland. Picture: SNS

Leicester City had agreed a £7million deal for Scotland midfielder McArthur but pulled out of the deal after snaring Esteban Cambiasso instead.

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Palace will break the £4.5million paid to Peterborough for striker Dwight Gayle last summer if they now complete the deal for 26-year-old McArthur as expected.