No offers for James McCarthy - Coyle

Wigan manager has not even received an inquiry, Enda Stevens on his way out of Villa

Wigan Athletic’s James McCarthy in action against Barnsley on Saturday. Photograph: Dave Howarth/PA Wire

Wigan Athletic’s James McCarthy in action against Barnsley on Saturday. Photograph: Dave Howarth/PA Wire

Sun, Aug 4, 2013, 14:39

Wigan boss Owen Coyle insists he has received no offers for midfielder James McCarthy.

McCarthy, who has been linked with moves to Everton and Newcastle started for Wigan in their 4-0 win over Barnsley on Saturday in their opening game of the Championship.

Coyle is wary of offers coming in for prize asset McCarthy admitting he will sit down with the Republic of Ireland and discuss his future if an offer comes in for him.

“I’ve not had any inquiries, let alone offers, for any of my players,” said Coyle. “But ultimately good players attract attention and there’s no getting away from it, James McCarthy is such a hugely talented player. And if there is any interest, he’ll be the first to know. Then, as a club we decide what happens from there.”

Meanwhile, it has been reported that left-back Enda Stevens has not travelled to Dublin with Aston Villa for the friendly against former club Shamrock Rovers.

Instead, Villa manager Paul Lambert has put Championship sides on alert as to his availability, just 12 months after his €110,000 move to Birmingham from Tallaght.