Wigan have confirmed they have made an offer for Celtic defender Gary Caldwell.
The 27-year-old is set to quit the Glasgow giants and had looked set to join forces with former boss Gordon Strachan at Middlesbrough, but Caldwell now looks set to perform a U-turn and opt for Roberto Martinez's side instead, with reports claiming he could seal a move on Wednesday morning.
Wigan chairman Dave Whelan told the Scottish Daily Mail: "We knew the lad was keen to work again with Gordon Strachan at Middlesbrough but we wanted him to come here and made him a very good offer.
"You always think a player will fancy a crack at the English Premier League rather than the Coca-Cola Championship."
Whelan also confirmed Wigan were initially keen to recruit Rangers defender Madjid Bougherra, before turning their attention to Caldwell.
He added: "Roberto Martinez definitely had an interest in Madjid Bougherra."
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