Wigan chairman Dave Whelan insists manager Roberto Martinez is staying with the Barclays Premier League club.

The Spaniard was linked with moves to Liverpool and Aston Villa but according to Whelan will stick with the Latics, having been given his chairman's word he will be backed in the transfer market.

Whelan told ESPN tonight: "Roberto is staying with us and I've agreed to his request to up our spending on youth development and training facilities."

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