The 25 year old has been subject to much interest from the Latics over the summer and Bristol City boss Sean O'Driscoll believes the two clubs are close to an agreement.
However the Robins boss is losing patience with the time taken for the deal and has issued an ultimatum to both the Latics and his own board over the deal.
Speaking yesterday O'Driscoll said: "I want it sorted for Albert's sake, for our sake and for everybody's sake.
"I need to know whether he is going to still be with us when the season starts and if Wednesday comes around and nothing has been decided, I will use him against Reading.
"We've tried to move the situation along. Albert's agent advised him to put in a transfer request because that was the next step for him and he stayed behind when we went to Spain last week.
"We need to clarify the situation and either draw a line under it or wish him all the best. If Wigan want him and have the money, then you would think they would come up with an offer that we deem acceptable.
"I think they (Wigan and City) are as close as they can be, but it still has to get over the line. But if he is involved on Wednesday, I will be sitting down with the board and saying 'look, this cannot go on'."
It is believed the Latics have offered around £850,000 for the 25 year old whilst Bristol City are holding out for the full seven figures.