The 19-year-old is expected to join the Latics and head in the footsteps of Reece James who was at Wigan last season.
According to Sky, the teenager will now undergo a medical at Paul Cook's side.
Reece James headed to the Latics last year as they took a chance on him in his first season in senior football, and it certainly paid off.
He is now in the first-team set up, labelled as one of the best ever at Wigan, and everything is looking bright for the full-back.
Now Sterling is set for move to Wigan after his proposed loan deal to QPR the other week was pulled as Mark Warburton believed other targets were more of a priority.
He is making the step up to the second tier of English football after spending the season with Coventry City last year.