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Transfer Gossip: Wanderers target former Parma striker

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Bolton Wanderers are reportedly interested in former Parma striker Massimo Coda, according to Italian website grazzetta.it.

As the dodgy translation states, Bolton 'executives' have landed in Milan to try and convince Coda, and also former Cagliari right back Francesco Pisano, to sign for the Whites. You can read more about the Pisano link by clicking here.

Coda, 26, made 18 appearances for now defunct Parma last season, scoring 2 goals. Also, during his time at Parma, Coda spent a season on loan at Slovenian side ND Gorica, scoring 18 goals in 33 games. Coda is now a free agent after Parma's debts rose to over 200 million Euros, causing the club to fold and reform as Parma Calcio 1913. The new team will start next season in Serie D, Italy's fourth division.

It's no secret Neil Lennon is looking for a striker to bolster the Bolton squad. Emile Heskey and Stephen Dobbie should sign deals any day now.

While Adam Le Fondre would be the obvious fans choice for a new striker, financial restrictions means the club have to look for cheaper options.

Saying that, I would be very surprised to see Coda turn up at the Macron.