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FORMER Celt Shaun Maloney’s proposed £1million move from Wigan to Leicester City has collapsed.

The Scotland international midfielder failed to agree personal terms with the struggling Premier League outfit.

Maloney, who has had two spells at Parkhead, looked to be heading to the King Power Stadium after both clubs settled on the seven-figure fee.

It was the identical sum Wigan paid the Hoops to sign the 31-year-old on transfer deadline day in August 2011.

But Maloney, who is out of contract at the end of the campaign, will not now be joining the top flight’s bottom club unless City come in with an improved offer.

Ronny Deila has already admitted he had looked at the international, but didn’t follow up his initial interest.

Latics boss Malky Mackay also confirmed Maloney could be on his way to the MLS at the end of the season.

He said: “We accepted a bid for Shaun Maloney, but the personal terms fell through.

“Interest was from Leicester and there’s still interest from Chicago Fire.

“Shaun’s our player unless a new offer comes in.”

 
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