Wigan have reportedly lined up a replacement for Victor Moses, who continues to be linked with a move to Chelsea.
Chelsea failed with a £4million bid for Moses last week and are widely expected to increase their opening offer for the Nigeria international in the coming days.
And according to Goal.com, the Latics are preparing a bid for Everton's £6m-rated forward Victor Anichebe as a possible replacement for his compatriot.
Wigan are believed to be holding out for £10m for Moses, and according to Sunday's report, they believe Everton would be prepared to sell Anichebe.
Wigan owner Dave Whelan has already seen Mohamed Diame and Hugo Rodallega leave the DW Stadium on Bosman free transfers this summer, and this past week hit out at agents following Chelsea's move for Moses, claiming two-thirds of them "couldn't care less about their players".
"Agents are getting more greedy by the minute," he told the Evening Post.
"All they want to do is fill their own pockets with money.
"They are not interested in the players’ best interests at all. All they are interested in is their own pockets and lining them. And that is a problem that is only growing.
"The agents are just coining in money off the backs of these lads.
"Don’t get me wrong, there are some very good agents out there - that's for sure. But there are too few of them now.
"It’s probably only one-third of them who have the game and the player at heart. As far as the other two-thirds are concerned, all they want to do is look after themselves.
"Whenever a player gets a free transfer, they are basically selling that player. The agents are getting way too much power, they’re starting to dominate the game and we must investigate what’s happening."
Whelan has insisted Moses would develop better as a player by staying at Wigan rather than moving to Stamford Bridge and earlier this week revealed he is ready to offer him a massively improved contract.
"We took this lad as a teenager, and everything he has he owes to Roberto Martinez and Wigan Athletic," he added.
"Roberto has coached him and coached him, he’s helped him through games, and he’s played him and not played him at exactly the right time.
"He’s looked after him in every single day in training, making sure he does the right things. But these lads are being told one thing now, time and time again: listen to your agent, not the manager.
"If he gets the move to Chelsea, will he get to play in the first team every week?
"What he needs at present is experience and guidance. He’s had nothing but that from Roberto over the years, and how the lad can even consider he won’t sign an extension, after what we’ve done for him, just frustrates you.
"It makes you wonder whether it’s all worth it."