Everton are seeking to re-sign Wigan left-back Antonee Robinson.
Wigan were relegated from the Championship after a 12-point deduction for entering administration came into effect.
And with the club still in administration - the Latics will need to offload players this summer.
The League One side recently accepted Sheffield United's £2million bid for the defender.
But Sky Sports claim Everton's intervention could see Robinson return to Merseyside rather than join Chris Wilder's Yorkshire outfit.
Newly-promoted Fulham have also registered their interest in Robinson as they look to bolster their defensive options.