Wigan Athletic boss Chris Hutchings expects to sell Leighton Baines this week.
Baines underwent a medical at Everton yesterday and Hutchings said: "The timing does not help us to be honest but we have been looking at left-backs and that will continue.
"The situation with Leighton has rumbled on and we would have liked it sorted out earlier.
"But we have to move on. We would like to bring someone else in but I do not know if that will happen."
Hutchings continued: "He has done a fantastic job for this club after coming through the system.
"He was brought up here and knows a lot of people but sometimes you need to make a change in your life."