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Report out of Leicester says Bolton have opened talks over Jermaine Beckford

Alex Livesey

Earlier today, a report out of the Bolton News made it pretty clear that Bolton Wanderers were close to signing two players. This was something we knew was coming from quotes made by manager Dougie Freedman last week. Per the newspaper's report, the Trotters were within reach of a striker and a midfielder.

A brand new report out of the Leicester Mercury says that Bolton Wanderers have opened talks with Leicester City about the possibility of signing Jermaine Beckford. This is a link that has existed for a little bit now one that we're not quite certain is a good idea (that said, he will get our support if he ends up in a Bolton shirt).

Beckford signed for Leicester City for a reported fee of £2.5 million following a season (spent mostly on the bench) at Everton. The striker was brought in by former manager Sven-Goran Eriksson but was largely left out of the Foxes' lineup for much this year and spent a good portion of the season on loan at Huddersfield Town.

Beckford really caught the eye of a number of teams after two phenomenal seasons with Leeds United in League One. He has since failed to match the form that he showed but it appears that Dougie Freedman is confident he can get the best out of Beckford. Leicester City would have to be resigned to losing a large portion of the transfer fee they initially paid.