Toffees trainer on verge of landing rugged South American centre back.
New Everton head coach Roberto Martinez wants to raid his former club Wigan Athletic in order to sign defender Antolin Alcaraz this summer, according to reports in the Daily Mail.
The Spaniard was announced as the successor to the Manchester United-bound David Moyes in the Goodison Park hot seat earlier this month, and now it appears as though his first piece of business as the new Toffees boss will be to return to the DW stadium to lure the Paraguay international to Merseyside.
The centre back has been with the Latics for the past three seasons, having originally been brought to the club by Martinez from Belgium giants Club Brugge for an undisclosed fee in Aug 2010.
And in the intervening three-year period the 30-year-old has proved himself to be one of the most consistent central defenders plying their trade in the top flight, featuring in 67 matches in all competitions for Wigan, and scoring three goals in the process.