Whites Close On Boyata

  • August 21, 2011 | By Chris Mann
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Reports on Sunday evening suggest Bolton are close to sealing a loan deal for Manchester City defender Dedryck Boyata.

Boyata was a noticeable absentee from the City squad this weekend, as they ran out 3-2 winners over Wanderers at the Reebok Stadium.

Following the conclusion of that match, it has emerged that the Belgium international is close to sealing a move, coming somewhat as a surprise following comments made by his father earlier in the summer.

"If Dedryck will get the promise from coach (Roberto) Mancini that he will get sufficient playing opportunities he will stay for sure," Bienvenu told Het Laatste Nieuws in June.

"There could be a deal made with Gary Cahill from Bolton, but Dedryck doesn't want to go to that club.

"Everton are showing interest in him as well, and they are very much an option for him."

Should Boyata complete the u-turn and complete a switch to the Trotters, he could soon be joined by his City team-mate Shaun Wright-Phillips, who could also be unveiled as a Bolton player by the end of the week.

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