Bolton make offer for Malaga defender Kone

Amiens' Congolose forward Gael Kakuta (R) vies for the ball with the Strasbourg's Burkinabe defender Bakary Kone during the French L1 football match between Amiens (ASC) and Strasbourg (...

HITC Sport understands Bolton line up move for Burkina Faso international Kone.

Montpellier's Ivorian forward Giovanni Sio (R) fights for the ball with Strasbourg's Burkinabe defender Bakary Kone during the French L1 football match between Strasbourg (RCSA) and...Bakary Kone (L) in action for Strasbourg

Bolton Wanderers have made an offer for Malaga defender Bakary Kone, HITC Sport understands from sources close to the club.

Kone is available on a free transfer following Malaga's relegation from La Liga last season.

The experienced central defender spent last season on loan at Ligue 1 side Strasbourg after finding himself down the pecking order at Malaga.

Paris Saint-Germain's French forward Kylian Mbappe (R) vies for the ball with Strasbourg's Burkinabe defender Bakary Kone  during the French L1 football match between Strasbourg (RCSA) and...

Kone made 33 appearances in all competitions for Strasbourg last season and he impressed during his loan stint.

Bolton have been made aware of Kone's availability and they have tabled an offer to bring the player to England.

Bolton boss Phil Parkinson is keen to add the centre-back to his squad for next season, but the Trotters face competition from a number of Middle East clubs who are also chasing Kone's signature.

Phil Parkinson manager of Bolton Wanderers looks on during the Sky Bet League One match between Oldham Athletic and Bolton Wanderers at Boundary Park on April 15, 2017 in Oldham, England.

Kone boasts a wealth of experience having spent five seasons at Lyon and a further five with Guingamp.

The 30-year-old captains his country Burkina Faso and has won 78 caps for his country up until now.

Bolton are in the market for defensive reinforcements this summer after seeing Dorian Dervite and Derik Osede both leave the club at the end of last season.

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