Report: Bolton Wanderers interested in Chris Kirkland

Sheffield Wednesday

Bolton boss Lennon reportedly wants to sign former Liverpool and Sheffield Wednesday man Kirkland to provide competitive for ex-Manchester United man Amos.

Bolton Wanderers are interested in signing goalkeeper Chris Kirkland this summer, according to The Sun.

The former Liverpool custodian is a free agent at the moment, having left Championship outfit Sheffield Wednesday this summer.

The 34-year-old turned down a one-year contract extension at the Owls in order to search for regular first-team football elsewhere, as reported by The Sheffield Telegraph.

The Sun has now claimed that Championship rivals Bolton want to sign Kirkland, who himself is reportedly ready to move to the Trotters.

Bolton manager Neil Lennon reportedly wants competition for Ben Amos, who has joined the club on a permanent contract following his release from Manchester United.

Chris Kirkland stats

Kirkland joined Wednesday on a free transfer in the summer of 2012 after leaving Wigan Athletic.

The Englishman made 35 appearances in the Championship during the 2013-14 season, keeping eight clean sheets in the process.

The former Liverpool custodian made 2.40 saves per game and 1.68 saves per goal on average.

During the 2014-15 campaign, Kirkland could feature in just four Championship games for Wednesday.

The 34-year-old made 2.25 saves per game and 1.80 saves per goal for the Owls last season.

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