Wigan have opened talks with Lee McCulloch over a new deal at The JJB Stadium.
The Latics are keen to tie down the Scottish international to a new long-term deal to ward off potential suitors.
McCulloch has established himself as a key member of the Wigan side since arriving from Motherwell in 2001.
The 28-year-old impressed during Wigan's first season in The Premiership last term and Paul Jewell is a big fan of the versatile performer.
McCulloch's representative Mick McGuire confirmed negotiations were underway over a contract extension.
"We are in the middle of discussions right now about a new deal for Lee," McGuire told skysports.com.
"We are hopeful that things can be concluded soon."