Last Updated: Fri, 14 Jun 2013 10:43
Everton boss Roberto Martinez has reportedly begun discussions with Antolin Alcaraz over a potential move to Goodison Park.
The Paraguay international is a free agent after his Wigan contract expired and he could follow former Latics boss Martinez to Merseyside this summer.
The Spaniard brought Alcaraz to England from Club Brugge in the summer of 2010 and the 30-year-old has gone on to make more than 70 appearances for the club.
He played a starting role in their FA Cup final victory against Manchester City last month, though groin and hamstring injuries restricted him to just 10 league appearances as the Lancashire club lost their battle against relegation.
Alcaraz would be a like-for-like replacement for Dutch defender Johnny Heitinga, whose future at Goodison Park is in doubt.
The former Ajax stopper has already said he does not want to extend his contract, which has just a year to run, meaning Everton may seek to cash in this summer.
Should Heitinga be sold then Alcaraz would be a cheap replacement, allowing Martinez to use the limited funds he has at his disposal for targets elsewhere.
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