Bolton Wanderers are ready to sign midfielder Jan Kirchhoff on a free transfer, according to the Sun.

The 27 year-old has been on trial with the Trotters and has impressed their manager Phil Parkinson. Kirchhoff has been looking for a club since leaving Sunderland at the end of last season.

The German midfielder joined Sunderland in January 2016 from Bayern Munich. He impressed in his first 6 months in England and played a huge part in helping Sam Allardyce keep Sunderland in the Premier League in the 2015/16 season.

However, injuries meant he was ruled out for much of last season and he was released at the expiry of his contract after the Black Cats were relegated to the Championship.

In attempt to regain his fitness, Kirchhoff joined Bolton on trial and they are now keen to offer him a route back into football. Phil Parkinson is hoping to boost his sides survival chances by adding some more options to his small squad.

Kirchhoff is experienced and would be a decent coup by Bolton if they can pull if off. He is a Germany U21 international and has played for the likes of Mainz, Schalke and Bayern Munich. His time in England has been affected by injury and this has halted his career. However, moving to Bolton would be a great opportunity to get his career back on track.

It will be interesting to see if the Trotters can get this deal over the line. It is certainly one to keep an eye on over the coming days.


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