Wigan star Scott Smith is a Rochdale loan target.
Despite last year's long shoulder injury, Dale wants a midfielder to be 21 this season.
Latics rates him and the loan may be suitable for both clubs.
Smith extended his contract in Wigan for another year last month. The
midfielder made his debut with his home team last season and won the first round of the Carabao Cup atHull City.
He also made his home debut at DW Stadium with a second round victory over Bolton Wanderers.
Smith may not be the only player on the way out of the Wigan door.
Will Keane is at the heart of a three-way transfer battlefrom the championship clubs Watford, QPR and Sheffield United.
Wigan Striker scored 26 goals in last season as Lattix returned to the second tier of British football as a champion in League One. Was the top scorer of.
Keane, who is worth £ 1 million and has a one-year contract, is also attracting attention from the Belgian costume club Bruges.
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Forward is Everton defender Michael's I'm a brother Keane.
And like his brother Michael, Will started his career at Manchester United, where he played three times.