Whelan backs plans for salary cap
Wigan chairman Dave Whelan is calling for a sealing on wages as he believes players' salaries are spiralling out of control.
Whelan fears steps have to been taken to protect the long-term future of English football, even though the Premier League clubs are set to receive even more money from the next TV deal which comes into effect from 2013/14 season.
The Latics chief claims other owners are just as anxious as he is, and hopes that controls are put in place to ensure the 70% rise in television income does not flow straight out of the game into the pockets of players and their agents.
Stoke chairman Peter Coates revealed how the issue will be top of the agenda for September's shareholders' meeting, and Whelan believes it will have the support of the top clubs.
Whelan told Wigan Today: "We all agree that there now needs to be controls over wages - even Manchester United agree.
"[Manchester United chief executive] David Gill has made it clear he would support some kind of control, how the controls are put into place is the tricky bit.
"Personally I wouldn't be afraid to take the toughest route of all and have a ceiling on how much each club can pay in wages. A salary limit needs to be enforced."