Ben Amos
Goalkeeper Ben Amos is out of contract at the end of the seasonGetty

Bolton Wanderers manager Neil Lennon has suggested the club will look into the possibility of signing Manchester United goalkeeper Ben Amos permanently at the end of the season.

Amos, 24, joined the Championship side on loan in January but with his current contract at Old Trafford set to expire this summer, a return to manager Louis van Gaal's side seems unlikely.

Bolton boss Lennon believes there will be no shortage of clubs interested in offering the goalkeeper a new deal and hopes his side will be in a position to make an offer.

"You can see by Ben's body language that he has enjoyed his time here and he has done better than I could have hoped," Lennon was quoted as saying by the Manchester Evening News.

"He has certainly enhanced his reputation and the fact he is out of contract as well, this has really put him in the shop window. I am sure there will be potential suitors for him and we may be one of them."

Amos took over as Bolton's number one in February and has since started their last seven games, conceding just five in that time.

United's decision to offer former Barcelona stalwart Victor Valdes a contract in January effectively ended Amos's chances of earning game time at Old Trafford, with Anders Lindegaard also still present at the club.

Since leaving Old Trafford, Amos admitted he is already planning for life after United, saying the arrival of Valdes signalled the end of his time at his boyhood club.

"You could say Victor's arrival was the final nail in the coffin," he said. "Pre-season, I was told I was number two. With the cup games, if I'd got a sniff of that, that would have made it worthwhile sticking around for.

"As soon as Victor was brought in, I was essentially demoted to fourth really. Fourth-choice goalkeeper, you've got to move on. If I'm being totally honest because I am a United fan is why I've hung around a little bit more than I should have.

"But I don't regret anything. I've learnt every day and pushed myself every day. I've given it everything I have to make it at United. That's what I wanted to do. Now I have to look forward and there's a future after United."