understands Bolton are lining up a January raid on Manchester City for striker Benjani Mwaruwari.

Bolton are desperate to add to their attacking options when the transfer window reopens in the New Year and have earmarked Benjani as the player to fire them to safety.

The Zimbabwe international has a wealth of Premier League experience having moved to England in 2006 when he joined Portsmouth from Auxerre.

Benjani has fallen down Mark Hughes' pecking order following an influx of new strikers over the summer.


It isn't a huge stretch of the imagination to think that Benjani's last days at the club are ticking by. He is way down the list of options for Mark Hughes, and with some highly promising Academy players on the rise he could slip even further down the pecking order.

It does seem though that money could well be an issue with regards his departure - no doubt he is on a decent contract that not all suitors may be willing to pay.

A huge surprise though if he is at the club post-January, although it may well be a loan deal if a permanent move cannot be agreed.