Adrian Mariappa could be set for Wigan Athletic this summer.
Roberto Martinez is eager to bolster his squad ahead of the new season, as he looks to avoid a repeat of their recent battles with relegation.
Dave Whelan has told his manager he has cash to spend during the summer window, and Watford defender Mariappa has emerged as a key target.
The 25-year-old, who has also been linked with Reading and Southampton, is available at £3million, and this is a price Martinez is willing to meet.
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