Magpies boss keen on bringing Latics youngster to St James’ Park.
Wigan could have a fight on their hands to keep Victor Moses at the club as Newcastle look to bolster their attacking options.
The 20-year-old has been used sparingly by the Latics this season and Moses has found it tough to hold down a first team place due to the performances of Hugo Rodallega.
However, Wigan manager Roberto Martinez is still thought to be a big fan and believes he will have a bright future at Wigan if he stays put.
Whether the Latics stay up or go down they look set to have a battle on to keep their star players and Newcastle are believed to be sniffing round Moses.
The Toon are looking to reinvest some of the £35million they received for Andy Carroll and manager Alan Pardew is thought to be very keen on Moses.
Newcastle United had been strongly linked with Victor Moses before he made his move from Crystal Palace to Wigan and it appears that Alan Pardew may be interested in the young attacker and the chances of a move for the England Under 21 international proving successful would clearly increase if the Latics failed to avoid relegation to the Championship.
Thus far Moses has only earned two Premier League starts at the DW Stadium and considering those starts came in wins against Blackburn Rovers and an away draw at Liverpool one would have thought that Roberto Martinez could afford to allow the Nigerian born front man more of a chance to prove himself.
Newcastle United have a number of promising young talents of their own with the likes of Nile Ranger, Dan Gosling, Kazenga LuaLua (who had a good spell at Brighton before breaking his leg), Haris Vu?ki?, Shane Ferguson and Ryan Donaldson all playing for their national team’s at Under 19 or Under 21 level.
Mike Ashley is far more likely to sign off on signings such as Moses that reflect a desire to plan for the future without breaking the bank.