Skysports.com understands Wigan ace Leighton Baines is in talks with Everton and Newcastle.
Wigan have given permission to Baines to talk to both clubs after they accepted undisclosed bids from their Premiership rivals for the talented full-back.
The Latics have reluctantly agreed to let Baines move as they look to get their squad in place for the start of the new season next weekend.
Baines has attracted the interest of a host of clubs with Sunderland failing to persuade him to move to the Stadium of Light after having a fee accepted for his services last month.
Everton are in the market for a new left-back with Joleon Lescott being played out of position in the role last season.
Newcastle boss Sam Allardyce admitted on Friday that he could make a move for Baines as he looks to reshape his defensive options at St James' Park.
Baines is set to meet both clubs to discuss a possible move and the defender is expected to make a decision on his future over the weekend.
It is believed Everton are favourites to land Baines ahead of Newcastle because the player is keen to stay in the North West.