DAVID Wheater is understood to be on the verge of joining Oldham Athletic.

The out of contract defender has been back training with Wanderers, waiting on the prospect of a new deal.

But with the wait for Football Ventures to complete their takeover of the Whites on-going, Wheater has elected to look elsewhere.

The Latics finished 14th in League Two last season and kick off the season under new head coach Laurent Banide at Forest Green Rovers on Saturday.