Last Updated: Tue, 14 May 2013 13:23
Newcastle are again being linked with a move for Wigan midfielder James McCarthy now that Premier League survival has been secured.
Toon boss Alan Pardew is looking to bolster his midfield in the summer and could turn to McCarthy, who has impressed for Latics despite their struggles in the Premier League.
Pardew will remain in charge at St James' Park despite his own struggles and following Saturday's crucial win at QPR, he can plan for next season safe in the knowledge they will be in the top flight.
McCarthy is attracting plenty of interest with Arsenal also known to be keen but much will depend on whether Wigan can win their own battle to beat the drop.
If Latics do go down then they will struggle to keep the Republic of Ireland ace and are likely to let him move on if a Premier League club match their own valuation.
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