Bolton are already in talks with Chelsea about the possibility of taking striker Daniel Sturridge on loan for next season, according to the Daily Mirror.
The 21-year-old has impressed with two goals in his first two games at the Reebok, form that has forced Wanderers boss Owen Coyle into talks over an extension with the champions.
Coyle is now more keen on Sturridge than ever as Johan Elmander's contract expires in the summer, leaving Kevin Davies and Ivan Klasnic as the only recognised strikers at the club.
Sturridge wants to eventually return to Chelsea, but with the arrival of Fernando Torres, Blues boss Carlo Ancelotti cannot promise the youngster first-team football.
Ancelotti is expected to have the final say on the England Under-21 international, who has been used as a substitute for the most part of the season.
Bolton are currently paying the whole of Sturridge's wages, something that would carry on into next year, but this will not faze Coyle, who was looking at the striker during his time at Burnley.
Sturridge joined Chelsea from Manchester City in 2009, scoring nine times in 41 appearances.