Talks are planned with the Norway international, with Bolton aware of the need to bolster their back line.
Freedman told The Bolton News: "I would be very interested if we can get it done on a free transfer.
"I have worked with Jonathan before at Crystal Palace, he's a good age, he has experience of the Championship and the Premier League and, most of all, he's a talented player.
"We don't have many options at left-back at the moment so if we can get something done on a free, then of course I'd like it to happen."
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