Wigan will have to pay a sizeable transfer fee if they wish to sign Ali Al Habsi permanently, Bolton boss Owen Coyle has warned.
The Oman international made a season-long loan switch the Latics in the summer and has taken over from Chris Kirkland as the first-choice goalkeeper at the DW Stadium.
Wigan boss Roberto Martinez is hoping to make the move a permanent one when the transfer window reopens in January, but Coyle insists the Al Habsi will not come cheap.
He said: “They only way they can keep him for good is by paying our club a large transfer fee, if indeed that’s acceptable to us.
“Wigan can make as much noise at they want. Ultimately I will decide whether Ali Al Habsi is a Bolton Wanderers goalkeeper or not.”