Trotters set to sign Ferdinand
By Mark Buckingham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Ferdinand has been mulling over his options during the past few weeks after being offered a new deal by the relegated Foxes.
The 37-year-old is also wanted by Portsmouth, Millwall and former club Queens Park Rangers.
But the ex-England international is expected to clinch a switch to The Reebok Stadium after Bolton boss Sam Allardyce revealed a deal is in the pipeline.
Allardyce told the Bolton Evening News: "Twelve goals in 28 games (last season) and that was in a struggling side.
"When Les Ferdinand plays, he scores goals - he scored two against us as I recall - and he'll be a valuable squad member."
The Trotters chief has been forced to readjust his transfer sights after missing out on his four key targets, much to Allardyce's chagrin.
Deals for Rivaldo, Dado Prso, Abdoulaye Meite and Jeremie Brechet all collapsed and the latter, where the French full back opted to join Real Sociedad, clearly irks Allardyce.
He continued: "Brechet was supposed to join us. It was all done. We'd met all the representatives and the player himself and we got to the same stage with him as we did with Rivaldo, Prso and Meite where they said 'yes'.
"We got all the verbals (agreements) but we were let down."
Meanwhile, Allardyce has ruled out a move for Chris Makin after The Trotters were linked with the Ipswich Town defender.