WANDERERS have highlighted the man they want to add some steel to their League One attack.

After bringing in Dion Charles from Accrington, Ian Evatt is looking has been searching for a player who could complement the Northern Ireland international.

And The Bolton News understands that he has found his man.

An offer has gone in for Iceland international Jon Dadi Bodvarsson, who is currently playing at Millwall.

The 29-year-old has been made surplus to requirements at The Den, featuring in just one cup game for the Londoners so far this season.

But Ian Evatt is keen to add some physicality to his front line and having lost Elias Kachunga to injury for at least two months sees 6ft 2ins Bodvarsson as an option who could play centrally or on the right side of his attack.

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A veteran of Iceland squads at both Euro 2016 and the 2018 World Cup finals, Bodvarsson has been on international duty with his country this week, scoring in a 1-1 friendly draw against Uganda in Turkey.

Wanderers now hope to thrash out a deal with Millwall over his salary, with a view to loaning him until the end of the season.

If they are successful, Bodvarsson could join a sizeable list of Icelanders who have called Bolton home, including Gudni Bergsson, Eidur Gudjohnsen, Arnar Gunlaugsson, Heidar Helgusson and Gretar Steinsson.

Ian Evatt spoke about changing his attacking transfer plans on Thursday in the light of Kachunga’s injury and a hamstring problem for Xavier Amaechi which will also keep him out of the game against Ipswich Town.

“It has changed them slightly,” he said. “One player we wanted from August and tried to get again at the start of this window was told he was available, available, available, then Bolton want you, then you’re not available. That happens, sometimes.

“With the Covid situation clubs are trying to hang on to their squad depth in case the worst happens and they need to change things around.

“The two we are trying to bring in now hopefully won’t suffer for that and we can get them in the building to make us better.”

Bodvarsson is one of two signings Evatt hopes to make before the close of the January window – with the other believed to be Gillingham midfielder Kyle Dempsey.

“One we have made an offer for, it has been in for 24 hours now and we haven’t heard anything back,” he said. “I am taking it as good news because the first one was rejected out of sight. No news is good news and hopefully they are having a good think about it.

“The second one, he’s away on international camp at the moment and we’re trying our best to get it done. It is complicated because he is on a pretty big salary with his parent club.

“Do I think they will be done this weekend? No. Next? Maybe. Hopefully.”