The powerful forward, nicknamed 'The Bull', could now follow in the footsteps of international team-mate Roque Santa Cruz in testing himself in the Premier League.
Cabanas' representative Jose Maria Gonzalez confirmed the JJB Stadium side had made an initial enquiry.
Gonzalez told the Wigan Evening Post: "There has been contact with Wigan.
"It would be a good move forward because he would love to test himself in the Premier League.
"Wigan are well established with a fine manager.
"We are thinking about it and we will see what develops.
"The Premier League is an incredibly exciting league and the world's best players are there."