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Transfer Gossip: Kevin Nolan holds talks with Bolton

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Could the former captain return?

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As reported by the Daily Mirror, Kevin Nolan, former Bolton Wanderers captain, has held talks over a potential return to the Wanderers.

Nolan, has been without a club for a couple of weeks, after leaving West Ham United by mutual consent. Nolan has been training since with League 2 side Leyton Orient.

Nolan, now 33, made his Wanderers debut back in 1999, and was part of the side that gained promotion in 2001 via the play-offs.

In 2005, Kevin Nolan was made captain, and in 2009, Nolan left Bolton for Newcastle United for a fee of £4 million after scoring 50 goals in 345 appearances in a Wanderers shirt.

The Mirror reports that Nolan travelled up north on Friday to hold talks with the club. This news comes after Bolton manager Neil Lennon commented on the possible return of Nolan.

On Thursday, speaking to the Bolton News, Lennon stated:

'It comes down to finances but I’m not sure Kevin fits the criteria of what we are looking for, I don’t know whether we could afford him.'

'He’s certainly a good type and I’ve always liked him.

He knows where the goal is as a midfielder. I know his reputation at Bolton is very good and if we could do a deal, then possibly.'

Whether or not Nolan would be a viable option remains to be seen.

It's well documented that finances are tight, and with the need for a striker, a move for Nolan would be very unlikely.