Playmaker focussed on the Latics but hints at summer switch.
Wigan playmaker James McCarthy has admitted he is flattered to be linked with a host of Premier League clubs.
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Champions League chasing trio Arsenal, Liverpool and Everton are all thought to be tracking the 22-year-old, who is enjoying another impressive season at the DW Stadium.
The Gunners are reported to be readying an £8m bid for McCarthy in the summer, while Everton are thought to have identified the youngster as a potential replacement for Marouane Fellaini, should the Belgian depart at the end of the season.
McCarthy has insisted he is focussed on Wigan’s battle for survival at the foot of the Premier League but hinted he could assess his options at the end of the current campaign.
“Obviously, it’s good to see your name linked with big clubs, certain clubs, it’s always nice but I am still a Wigan player and I will keep playing for Wigan until the end of the season,” the former Hamilton Academicals player is quoted as saying by the Daily Mirror.
“I have been linked with clubs here and there but I will keep working hard and see what the end of the season brings.”