Bolton closing on deals for ex-Chelsea and Liverpool forwards

Bolton Wanderers boss Neil Lennon has confirmed that the club are closing on former Chelsea and Liverpool forwards Eidur Gudjohnsen and Emile Heskey.

Two experienced heads may be about to lend a helping hand to the Bolton Wanderers cause.

Former Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur and Barcelona forward Eidur Gudjohnsen has been training with the club for some time, in the hope of joining the Trotters’ ranks for a second spell.

Another man who has graced the very highest levels of the game with Liverpool, Aston Villa and England has also joined Neil Lennon’s troops after a spell in the Australian A-League.

Emile Heskey has not graced an English football field since 2012, but he is looking to make a shock return to his roots towards the end of his playing days.

Gudjohnsen is also in the ‘veteran’ category now and contemplating signing players with a combined age of 72 may come as a surprise to some.

Lennon, though, is convinced that both can add something to his Championship squad and has revealed that deals are being discussed.

Bolton have enjoyed an upturn in fortune since relieving Dougie Freedman of his coaching duties in October and putting the call out to former Celtic boss Lennon.

They are, however, still in the bottom half of the second-tier standings and would welcome an injection of fresh legs as they look to close on the play-off places.

Gudjohnsen and Heskey would add important know-how and could be the short-term fixes the Trotters need to get their bid for a return to the Premier League back on track.

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