Italian and Belgian sides target Bolton's Dervite

Bolton Wanderers' Dorian Dervite (L) in action with Charlton Athletic's  Tony Watt

HITC Sport understands foreign interest mounting in Bolton defender.

Brighton's Beram Kayal in action with Bolton's Jay Spearing and Dorian Dervite

Bolton defender Dorian Dervite is attracting interest from a number of Italian and Belgian sides, HITC Sport understands from sources close to the club.

Bolton face losing a number of their top players following their relegation from the Championship this season and Dervite could be among those on the move.

The 27-year-old, who started his professional career at Lille before joining with Tottenham Hotspur, joined Bolton on a free transfer in 2014 following his release by Charlton Athletic.

Bolton Wanderers' Dorian Dervite (L) in action with Charlton Athletic's  Tony Watt

Dervite is entering the final year of his contract at the Macron Stadium and the player is not thought to be keen on dropping down to League One.

Several Championship sides are monitoring Dervite's situation, but they could face competition for the Frenchman's signature with a number of Italian Serie A and Belgian Jupiler League sides keeping tabs on him.

Bolton would like to keep hold of Dervite, but are realistic that they player wants to play at the highest level possible and that it would sense to try and sell him now rather than risk letting him run down his contract and leave for nothing next summer.

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