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Some free agents Bolton Wanderers could pursue

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The departures of Conor Wilkinson, Jamie Proctor and Alex Samizadeh have left Bolton Wanderers short of striking options. With only Adam Le Fondre and Gary Madine available to Phil Parkinson, it's vital Wanderers bolster the squad with new strikers.

I'm sure Jeff King will get a chance in the first team, but it's unfair to ask too much of a youth player.

So, Wanderers are still under a transfer embargo, which means free agents and loans are the only options. I've had a look through the free agents and chosen a few that may be viable options for Wanderers.

Frazier Campbell

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Former Manchester United and England international Frazier Campbell, now 29, is a free agent after leaving Crystal Palace last month. Campbell has enjoyed fruitful spells in the Championship with Hull City and Cardiff City, and has scored 76 career goals. One negative with Campbell is his injury problems, but if he could stay injury free, Campbell wouldn't be a bad option for Bolton.

Arouna Kone

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Linked with Wanderers last week, former Everton striker Arouna Kone has plenty of experience playing in the Netherlands, Spain and England. An FA Cup winner with Wigan, Kone has scored over 100 career goals, and has plenty of international experience playing for the Ivory Coast. His wage demands might be too much for Bolton though.

Robbie Keane

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Republic of Ireland legend Robbie Keane has been without a club since leaving LA Galaxy in January. The former Tottenham Hotspur, Liverpool and Inter Milan striker has been linked with moves to Preston North End and Birmingham City in recent months. He might be 36, but I'm sure Keane would prove to be a great signing for Wanderers. With over 300 career goals at club level, as well as 68 at international level, Robbie Keane could well be a shrewd signing.

Libor Kozak

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Forgotten Aston Villa striker Libor Kozak cost the Midlands side over £5 million back in 2013. Kozak failed to make any sort of impact at Villa park, scoring just four goals in four years. Wanderers need competition for Gary Madine in the target man role though, and Parkinson could be the one to reignite the career of the former Lazio striker.

Jean Marie Dongou

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The last striker I'm suggesting is a football manager and FIFA career mode legend. Former Barcelona striker Dongou used to partner Sandro Ramirez and was once dubbed the next Samuel Eto'o. Now 22, Dongou is a free agent after leaving Real Zaragoza. Bolton could do worse than handing Dongou a chance to kick start his career. With an appearance in the Champions League and over 150 appearances in the Segunda Division to his name, Dongou could prove to be a great signing for Wanderers.

Know of any other free agent strikers i've missed? Let me know in the comments box below.