The Bolton News says it is understood Wigan are baulking at a number of add-ons for the 29-year-old, including a fee if the club avoid relegation, which could eventually top up their cash-up-front offer by an extra £1million.
Roberto Martinez has openly admitted that securing Al-Habsi's signature is his number one priority, but chairman Dave Whelan's comments yesterday, which claim a sale is inevitable because Jussi Jaaskelainen is close to agreeing his own two-year contract extension, have not gone down well at the Reebok.
"They're just about to sign a contract extension with their other goalkeeper, so they'll definitely be selling Ali," said the DW Stadium supremo.
"We want him, and the lad definitely wants to come to Wigan, so we'll see.
"We'll leave it for another week or so, but then we'll have to start to look elsewhere. We can't wait forever."