Former Liverpool and Aston Villa forward Emile Heskey training with Bolton Wanderers

Emile Heskey is looking at finding a way back into professional football, by signing a deal with Championship side Bolton Wanderers.

Heskey has been out of football since the end of last season, when he left Australian side Newcastle Jets following a two-year spell.

His time in the A-League followed an 18-season career in England, but the 36-year-old striker is keen on returning to England to close out his career. He was reportedly set to return to Leicester City - the club with which he started his career - but manager Nigel Pearson denied any move for the former England international.

Despite the failure of returning to the Foxes, Championship side Bolton have allowed Heskey to train with them - and may be offering him a contract in the coming weeks.

According to the Bolton News, Trotters boss Neil Lennon has offered the ageing forward the chance to earn his way into the first-team set-up should he impress in a number of friendlies, in much the same way as Eidur Gudjohnsen has done in the past few weeks.

Former Chelsea and Spurs forward Gudjohnsen is still putting the final touches on the deal that will see him return to the first club he turned out for in England, and, with goals hard to come by for the Greater Manchester side, Lennon is keen to add a strike force with a combined 140 caps between them.

Despite Heskey’s reputation as a weak finisher in front of goal, he certainly possesses all the talents to excel in the Championship, and Bolton fans must be getting excited at the prospect of a strike force with the combined age of 73-years-old.

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