Ghanaian denies Wigan switch links

Highly-rated Rosenborg midfielder Anthony Annan has denied reports that he is set to join Wigan Athletic in the summer. The 22-year-old - who played alongside Chelsea powerhouse Michael Essien during the 2008 African Cup of Nations - was believed to be on his way to the JJB Stadium outfit following quotes from Ghanaian newspaper 90 Minutes.

The paper quoted Annan as saying: “They have shown a keen interest, so I hope finally my desire to play in England will come true next season.

“Wigan is not so big, but to me it is all about starting well from one of these clubs where you can enjoy a lot of playing time, to prepare you well when the top clubs come calling. “There has been interest from some other clubs across Europe, but I think I will go ahead with the Wigan offer, because if it works out it will improve my game considerably. “They have played well this season and have ambitious plans for next season which I want to be part of.”

However, Annan has now stated that he has not discussed his future with the press and insists he is focused on helping achieve success with Rosenborg.

"I don't know where these quotes have come from, something similar happened last year with quotes about Tottenham," he told skysports.com. "It is just somebody being mischievous. I have had no contact with Wigan or any club.

"I am focused on helping Ghana qualify for the World Cup and to help Rosenborg win the title this season."

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