Andy Kellett
Kellett has made just four professional appearances for Bolton. Getty Images

Manchester United have already held talks with Bolton Wanderers over making Andy Kellett's loan move permanent in the summer after the 21-year-old's deadline day switch to Old Trafford.

Kellett was a surprising arrival at the Premier League club on the final day of trading in the mid-season window, with Saidy Janko moving in the other direction as part of the deal, having spent the first half of the campaign at League Two side Plymouth Argyle.

The Wanderers academy graduate has only made four senior appearances for the Championship outfit but could soon be applying his trade at United and boss Neil Lennon says the deal could be firmed up at the end of the season.

"Yeah [United are interested in signing Kellett permanently], just initial talks really," he told Sky Sports. "We'll see how both loans go.

"We heard their interest last week. We quite like Saidy Janko, who is a young player at Manchester United so we made the call and the deal was done. Andy went to Manchester and Saidy is coming here.

"He was taken aback because originally he was going to go to Plymouth again where he did very well and unfortunately we had to ring John Sheridan and say there is an opportunity of a lifetime."

After making his Bolton debut in April 2014, Kellett was sent on loan to Plymouth in October to gain further experience where he had scored once in 15 appearances across a two-month spell.

Lennon has revealed he struggled to convince Kellett the loan offer from United was genuine, after the player was convinced the bid had been exaggerated.

"We spoke to his father and I think he had to sit down for a couple of minutes just to get his head around it," he said. "It's a great opportunity for him and it will be a great experience.

"He thought we were winding the boys up but once we sat him down he stopped shaking and he was able to take it all in. He's small, diminutive, quick and balanced on the left-hand side and [could fit] if United are going to play with a back three.

"I would think he will go into the development squad to begin with and he would be ideal for left-wing back. He's quick and has got good close control and obviously United think very highly of him."