Bolton line up bid for Leicester City striker Jeff Schlupp
Bolton are considering an approach for Leicester City striker Jeff Schlupp.
The 20-year-old is high on Wanderers manager Dougie Freedman's list of possible targets as he looks to bolster his side's attacking options.
The Trotters are considering tabling a loan offer with a view to a permanent transfer.
However, the Mercury understands City will not allow Schlupp to go elsewhere this season, although there is still a possibility of a deal being struck with Manchester United for the Ghana international to join them in the summer.
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Schlupp has been training with United since January, and talks with the Premier League leaders opened this week over a possible deal.
However, Bolton have been waiting in the wings in case the talks come to nothing.
Schlupp has not featured for City since November and has been used predominantly as a left-back by manager Nigel Pearson.
He is likely to come back into contention as a full-back for tomorrow's visit of Sheffield Wednesday to the King Power Stadium if Paul Konchesky is ruled out with a hamstring injury.
Konchesky limped off at half-time of Tuesday's 1-1 draw with Leeds and was being assessed yesterday.
Schlupp is not the only member of Pearson's squad to be courted by other clubs. Midfielder Ben Marshall is being watched by West Brom.
Albion have had representatives watch him at their last three home games, and head coach Steve Clark was at Tuesday's game with Leeds, where Marshall came on as a second-half substitute.
Meanwhile, City are offering supporters who are travelling to Tuesday night's vital clash against league leaders Cardiff two special offers as a 'gesture of appreciation' for their support.
All supporters who purchase a ticket for the Cardiff game will be entitled to use the Fox Away Travel service for just £10 – saving £12 per person, which City is subsidising.
Supporters will also be treated to a free, limited-edition blue-and-white bar scarf.
Supporters who have already purchased away travel can get a refund of the difference.
For more details, call 0844 815 5000 between 9am- 5pm.