Wigan Athletic are interested in signing defenders Lee Wallace and John Souttar from Rangers and Hearts respectively, as per BBC Sport.

The Latics are already planning for the January transfer window and have identified the Scottish Premier League duo as two potential acquisitions.

Lee Wallace, who is a Scottish international, could leave Rangers in a couple of months time despite playing over 250 games for them. He stayed with the Glasgow side when they were demoted to Scottish Third Division and was a key player in their rise back to their top flight.

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He started his career at Hearts and played 160 times for them before making the switch to Rangers in 2011 for around £1.5 million. Wallace has been linked with a move to England before and could finally make the move south with Wigan showing an interest.

The Championship side also want Hearts defender John Souttar. He has impressed so far this season and has helped Hearts get to the top of the Scottish Premier League.

The 22-year-old, like Wallace, is a Scotland international and has made two caps so far for his country. The 22-year-old is being tipped for a bright future and Hearts will face a battle to hold onto him. Souttar joined Hearts in February 2016 having previously been at Dundee United.

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Wigan are currently 11th in the Championship table and are just a point off the Play-Offs after a decent start to the season. It is exciting times for their fans who could have some new signings in store for January with Wallace and Souttar being linked.

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