Wanderers eye Faye
By Adam Marshall
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Abdoulaye Diagne Faye has attracted attention from Bolton Wanderers.
Abdoulaye Diagne Faye has attracted attention from Bolton Wanderers boss Sam Allardyce.
The imposing defender spent last season on loan at Istres from Lens but the club finished bottom of Ligue 1 and he will not make the step down to a lower division.
Lens will consider retaining the Senegal international if they fail to sign Liverpool's Alou Diarra but, otherwise, the 27-year-old is likely to move on again.
French sources claim Bolton are interested in recruiting the African on loan with a view to a permanent move if Lens agree to allow him to leave.
Diagne Faye has UEFA Champions League experience and is a rugged performer who can operate in defence or midfield.
Bolton are closing in on Laurent Robert and Allardyce is examining ways of strengthening his squad ahead of the Lancashire club's first foray into the Uefa Cup.
With Radhi Jaidi's future at The Reebok Stadium uncertain, a versatile defender-cum-midfielder could be a useful addition to the squad.