Bolton To Consider Al Habsi Sale

  • December 15, 2010 | By Chris Mann
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Bolton boss Owen Coyle admits Ali Al Habsi could be allowed to leave the club in January in a bid to raise funds.

Al Habsi is currently on loan at Wigan Athletic, where he is due to stay until the end of the campaign. He has enjoyed a largely successful spell at the DW Stadium and the Latics are thought to be keen on a permanent deal for the Oman international.

A number of other Premier League clubs are also understood to be interested in the goalkeeper, with Coyle admitting a deal could be pushed through next month.

"It's all hearsay at the moment," Coyle told The Bolton News.

"But if a bid comes in we'll sit down with Ali and his advisors and look at it.

"We can't really talk about it until it happens. We know he's been playing well, but we knew he was a top goalkeeper when we loaned him out.

"He needed to play and it was a great deal business wise for the club and it allowed Ali to play Premier League matches as well as enabling us to promote Adam Bogdan, who is also an excellent keeper.

"It was a win-win situation for us. If a bid comes in January, we'll look at it, and do the right thing for the football club."

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