FORMER Burnley boss Owen Coyle is plotting a reunion with Wade Elliott at the Reebok Stadium.

I understand the Bolton Wanderers manager is ready to line up a bid for the Clarets winger and raid his old club, possibly as early as today.

Elliott has been at Turf Moor since Steve Cotterill signed him on a free transfer from Bournemouth in May 2005, agreeing a contract extension under Coyle in 2008.

With a year left to run on that deal, Elliott would command a fee.

But the man who earned a place in Burnley folklore by firing the club into the Premier League with a stunning Wembley winner last May could cost Coyle less than £1million.

The Scot insisted that he did not come in for any of his old players during the January transfer window, just days after walking out on Burnley.

But he is set to make up for lost time now as former Manchester United wide man Chris Eagles and striker Steven Fletcher, who he made a £3million record signing for the Clarets last season, are also thought to be on his radar.

After working his way up from non-league to the Premier League, it is likely that Elliott would be reluctant to pass up another opportunity in the top flight.

And he fits the criteria for two targets that Coyle has earmarked for his summer spending spree; a creative midfielder and a right-sided player.