WANDERERS have made an audacious bid to bring Chung-Yong Lee back to the Macron Stadium.

The South Korean star has been left in the cold at Crystal Palace since making the move to Selhurst Park in February 2015, starting just nine league games.

Frank de Boer has used him twice as a substitute since taking over as Eagles boss in the summer but that has not stopped Bolton making a cheeky request to loan him until January.

Chung-Yong was a massively popular player in his six seasons with the Whites, proving a hit in the Premier League under Gary Megson and Owen Coyle, scoring the winning goal against Birmingham City in the FA Cup quarter-final.

A badly broken leg meant he played just two league games in the year Wanderers were relegated from the top flight but he stuck around for another 18 months before moving to South London.

Now 29, it is understood the midfielder and his representatives need some convincing to drop down a division and aid Wanderers’ Championship fight but if the deal is successful it could rank as one of the biggest coups in recent years.

If nothing else, it shows a sign of Wanderers' intent as they look to strengthen the squad in the aftermath of Ken Anderson's complete takeover.

Phil Parkinson wants at least one more signing on deadline day and has also been strongly linked with a loan move for Cardiff City’s Craig Noone.

The former Brighton winger has made more than a century of appearances for the Bluebirds but has been told he can find another club by manager Neil Warnock.

He has yet to feature for Cardiff this season but with Parkinson looking for a player who could strengthen both flanks and give him more tactical flexibility after the international break, the 29-year-old fits the bill.

Another familiar face who may have been spotted around club grounds is Joey O’Brien. The Dubliner, who got his professional break under Sam Allardyce at Bolton, requested some fitness work at Lostock with highly-rated conditioner Nick Allamby.

The 31-year-old is being considered for a permanent deal at the current time.

Midfielder Chris Taylor has also been tagged for a loan move elsewhere and currently looks favourite to head out of the Macron.