Jermaine Beckford: Bolton in talks with Leicester City striker

Bolton Wanderers are in talks to sign Leicester striker Jermaine Beckford.

BBC Radio Manchester reports the two clubs are in advanced negotiations over a deal for the 29-year-old frontman.

Leicester signed Beckford from Everton in August 2011 and he scored 15 goals in his first season with the Foxes, but fell out of favour in 2012-13.

He spent most of the campaign on loan at Huddersfield, finding the net nine times in 22 games to help the Terriers avoid relegation on the final day.

Jermaine Beckford

Jermaine Beckford scored eight Premier League goals during his year-long stay at Everton

Bolton, who narrowly missed out on a Championship play-off position, are looking to boost their attacking options.

Veteran striker Kevin Davies is leaving the Reebok Stadium after a decade with Wanderers, meaning David Ngog, Marvin Sordell, Craig Davies and youngster Tom Eaves are the only recognised strikers in manager Dougie Freedman's squad.

After a prolific spell in non-league football with Wealdstone, 29-year-old Beckford rose to prominence with Leeds, scoring 85 times in 152 appearances.

Having helped United back into the Championship, Beckford joined Everton on a free transfer but his stay at Goodison Park lasted little more than a season as he completed a big-money move to Leicester, then managed by Sven-Goran Eriksson.