HITC Sport understands from sources close to the club that Wigan Athletic have made an offer for former Blackpool midfielder David Perkins.
Perkins is available on a free transfer after he was one of 17 players to be released by Blackpool earlier this week.
The 32-year-old joined Blackpool in January 2014 and made 67 appearances for the Seasiders during his 18-month spell at Bloomfield Road.
Perkins was a regular in Lee Clark's side last season, but was unable to help the side avoid relegation from the Championship.
A number of clubs are thought to have expressed an interest in Perkins, but Wigan are believed to be in pole position to land the former Barnsley man.
Wigan boss Gary Caldwell is planning major changes at the DW Stadium, with a big overhaul of the squad expected in the wake of their relegation to League One.
Caldwell is thought to be an admirer of Perkins and sees his experience as a vital addition to his side for next season as he plots an immediate return to the second tier.