During his weekly Press Conference shown on Wigan TV, Shaun Wane has admitted that he "laughed" when he heard about Salford's bid for Sam Tomkins.
Salford City Reds' new owner, Dr Marwan Koukash, made a play for Wigan's star player at the weekend but it was instantly turned down.
However, Wane did see it as a statement of intent from the club, saying:
"I am genuinely pleased that they have the backing to go after Sam.
But I was surprised. I did not expect it."
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