Callejon too costly - Martinez

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Wigan manager Roberto Martinez fears Espanyol striker Jose Callejon will be beyond the club's financial reach this summer.

Martinez has been tracking Callejon for some time, and the 23-year-old recently affirmed his desire to move to the Barclays Premier League. But Martinez reckons a fee rumoured to be around £4.5million may price him out of the market.

Despite a record of just four goals in 55 matches, Martinez said: "He is someone I've admired for a long time, not just now he is at Espanyol, but also previously when he was with Real Madrid B."

He added: "Every time he plays well for Espanyol I know the next morning he is again going to be linked with us.

"But he is a big asset for Espanyol as he can play in a number of positions, and I don't think they will want to lose that sort of player.

"Although the Spanish market is not the most expensive in Europe at the moment, he will probably be too expensive for us."

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