WANDERERS could be lining up a move for Sheffield United striker Ched Evans.

Sunderland had requested that the Blades recall Evans from a loan spell at League One Fleetwood Town but have now backed away from the deal.

That could work to Wanderers’ advantage, with Phil Parkinson desperate to land a striker before tonight’s transfer deadline.

Bolton have refused to comment but reports in Fleetwood, where Evans has scored 11 goals in 25 appearances this season, claim a serious interest has emerged in the last few hours.

Evans is the kind of physical striker who would tick all the boxes for Parkinson and, more importantly, fall into the right price bracket.

Evans started his career at Manchester City and moved to Sheffield United for £3million in 2012.

He spent a year at Chesterfield before moving back to Bramall Lane in the summer of 2017 for £500,000, six months after being acquitted of a rape charge following a long legal battle.