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Fiorentina and Stoke City eye move for Championship forward

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Stoke City and Fiorentina are interested in Bolton Wanderers forward Lee Chung-Yong, according to the Daily Mail

Stoke and Fiorentina are eyeing a move for Chung-Yong Lee

Stoke and Fiorentina are eyeing a move for Chung-Yong Lee

Lee, who is recovering from a hairline fracture of the leg, is out-of-contract at the Macron Stadium this summer and boss Neil Lennon may be willing to cash in on the South Korea international.

Fiorentina have targeted the Bolton forward as a replacement for Columbia international Juan Cuadrado, who is reportedly a target for Chelsea.

The Trotters would be willing to let Lee leave if the valuation of £1 million was met.

Premier League club Stoke are expressing an interest after Bojan Krkic has been ruled out for the rest of the season with a knee injury picked up in the FA Cup victory over Rochdale on Monday night.

Crystal Palace were also keen on the South Korean but his wages of £22,000-a-week appear to a stumbling block in his proposed move to Selhurst Park.

Lee has been with Bolton since 2009 having joined in a £2.2 million deal from FC Seoul and has scored 17 goals in 176 appearances.

The 26-year-old has 65 caps for South Korea, scoring six times, and was included in the squad for the 2015 AFC Asian Cup. However, he got injured in the team’s first match of the tournament against Oman and has been unable to participate since.

Even without Lee, South Korea have reached the final where they will face Australia on Saturday.

Bolton sit 16th in the Championship and have taken Liverpool to a replay in the FA Cup fourth round where the winners will face Crystal Palace.


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