Wanderers have been linked with a move for Burton Albion striker Victor Adeboyejo in the January transfer window.

The Whites are short on numbers in attack following the departures of Dapo Afolayan and Amadou Bakayoko, who joined St Pauli and Forest Green respectively.

Moreover, Jon Dadi Bodvarsson is set to miss the remainder of the campaign after suffering an ankle injury during the 3-0 win against Portsmouth earlier this month.

Wigan have reportedly been trying to sign Adeboyejo over the past couple of weeks as they battle to avoid relegation from Championship.

The Latics currently sit bottom of the table and are still searching for their first win since appointing former Liverpool and Manchester City defender Kolo Toure as their new manager.

But Wanderers have now joined the race for the 25-year-old forward, according to a Patreon report by Alan Nixon.

The report also claims that Adeboyejo has a buy-out clause in his contract, which the Whites "plan to meet".

The Nigerian has scored 13 goals in 34 appearances for the Brewers since his summer move from Barnsley.

He previously spent time in Arsenal’s youth set-up and made his professional debut for Leyton Orient in December 2014.

Adeboyejo, who also had loan spells Bristol Rovers and Cambridge, made 26 appearances in the Championship last season.

Wanderers have already brought in Randell Williams, Dan Nlundulu and Shola Shoretire since the window opened.

Their current strike options include Nlundulu, Dion Charles and Elias Kachunga, while Kieran Sadlier has also been used as a number nine at times.

The sale of Afolayan divided Bolton fans, but the versatile attacker had struggled to nail down a place in the side in recent months.

Speaking several days ago, Evatt told The Bolton News: “My decision is always based on what I think it best for this football club.

“There are lots of parts to that decision – what effect it will have on the team, what effect it will have on the environment, what effect it will have financially, how the player feels and what he wants to do and achieve in his career.

“There are lots of moving parts to this and as I said there is no ill feeling whatsoever.

“We all feel like this was the best for both parties and we will shake hands and move on."