Wigan to make move for Celtic star McDonald
The Latics launched a late offer to take the Australian south as the summer transfer window was set to close.
But this was rejected as newly-arrived boss Mowbray was still assessing all of his players.
But Roberto Martinez initially wants to take McDonald on loan until the summer before paying in full.
The Australian international has again shot to the top of the goal-scoring list, bagging another two at the weekend to take his tally this term to 12.