Jermaine Beckford: Bolton in talks with Leicester City striker

Jermaine Beckford

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.

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 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 are looking to boost their attacking options.

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.