Neil Lennon admits interest in hijacking Celtic's move for free agent Carlton Cole

Neil Lennon is considering a move to bring Carlton Cole to Bolton Wanderers.

Bolton Wanderers manager Neil Lennon has told the Daily Record that a move for Carlton Cole is a possibility, despite him being on trial with Celtic.

Lennon, a former Celtic manager, is looking to add a new striker to his Bolton squad after a torrid start to the season, which has seen the Trotters slip to the bottom of the Championship table.

With just nine goals scored, Wanderers are the second lowest scorers in the division, and are desperately in need of striking help.

Now, Lennon has told the Daily Record that a move to sign free agent striker Carlton Cole is a possibility, given that they can sign him outside of the transfer window.

"Carlton's a free agent and he's a striker, so it's definitely a possibility," said Lennon. "We're still looking to add one or two and it's no secret that I want a centre-forward," he added.

Cole, 32, has been training with Celtic for almost a month now, and has been attempting to win a contract with Ronny Deila's men, who are also looking for a new striker.

An injury to Cole has put his future at Celtic in doubt, and now they could be hijacked by their former manager Lennon, in a move which may frustrate his successor Deila.

A decision over Cole's Celtic future needs to be made sooner rather than later - or they will risk losing him to Bolton, with Lennon seemingly lining up a swoop for the veteran striker.

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