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Could Dundalk defender Andy Boyle be on his way to the Macron?

Dundalk v Legia Warsaw: UEFA Champions League Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

According to reports in the Irish Independent, Bolton Wanderers have made an offer for Dundalk defender Andy Boyle.

Scottish Premiership side Rangers are also interested in the Dundalk defender.

The article states:

"Rangers are also very keen on bringing Horgan and his Dundalk team-mate Andy Boyle to Ibrox for the second half of their SPL campaign, Gers boss Mark Warbuton a big fan of the duo.

While a number of MLS teams remain interested in Horgan, a batch of cross-channel scouts are due in Tallaght Stadium for Thursday's meeting with AZ.

League One side Bolton Wanderers reportedly already have an offer in for defender Boyle while Championship teams Preston and Barnsley hope to compete for Horgan"

Andy Boyle, 25, has been with Irish Premier League Champions Dundalk FC since 2013. The centre half has played 145 times for Dundalk, including four times in their Europa League campaign this season. Dundalk are currently second in Group D.

The defender has also featured eight times for Dundalk in Champions League qualification games.

Boyle was also recently included in the 28 man Republic of Ireland squad that faced Austria earlier this month.

Boyle (right), alongside teammate Darryl Horgan

Andy Boyle would seemingly be available on a free, as his contract with Dundalk is set to run out at the end of December.

What do you think? Could Boyle be a good addition to Wanderers' squad? Let us know in the comments box below.