Rumour Mill: January 1 - Review

  • January 01, 2012 | By Chris Mann
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Each and every day during the January transfer window, we will bring you the latest speculation surrounding the ins and outs at Bolton Wanderers.

The month of January looks set to be a big one at the Reebok Stadium, with the club currently bottom of the Premier League and staring relegation right in the face at the halfway stage of the season.

With 12 senior players out of contract at the end of the season, it would come as no surprise to see some of them move on this month and rumours are already rife regarding two of those names, Gary Cahill and Paul Robinson.

Last week, Wanderers accepted an offer of around £7million from Chelsea for Gary Cahill, but a move seems to have been put on hold as the two parties struggle to agree on personal terms.

The news is set to alert other clubs, with Arsenal, Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur all thought to be interested in signing the England international.

The Daily Mail believe Liverpool are now contemplating a move for the 26-year-old, who may have made his final appearance in Bolton colours in the New Year's Eve draw with Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Another player who could leave the Reebok in the January transfer window is Paul Robinson.

Sky Sports are reporting that Stoke City are interested in signing the former West Bromwich Albion defender, who may be open to a move in order to be closer to his family, who still live in the Midlands.

The left-back role has been a troubled position for the Potters this season, but with Wanderers short on replacements, Owen Coyle may decide to dive into the market before allowing Robinson to leave.

Although players are being linked with the exit door, speculation is also building regarding potential January signings.

Ivan Klasnic currently heads the Bolton goalscoring charts with seven goals so far this campaign, but his prolific tally in front of goal hasn't been matched by the likes of Kevin Davies, David Ngog and Tuncay Sanli, who have managed just three league goals between them.

Football Gossip are reporting one possible addition to the Bolton squad this month could be Fulham forward Bobby Zamora.

Zamora, who broke into the England squad last season, looks set to leave Craven Cottage after falling out with manager Martin Jol. The 31-year-old has five goals to his name so far this season but Wanderers could face competition for his signature should they make their interest known.

Finally, another name linked with a switch is former Blackburn Rovers and current Ipswich Town midfielder Keith Andrews.

According to The People, Andrews is courting interest from Bolton, Aston Villa, Swansea City and Everton.

It is understood Andrews earns £22,000 a week at Portman Road, but after a disappointing spell at Ewood Park earlier in his career, all four clubs may drop their pursuit of the player unless he reduces his wage demands.

One player who has left the Reebok Stadium on the opening day of the window is Gael Kakuta.

Kakuta joined Bolton on loan from Chelsea on the final day of the summer transfer window but failed to impress during his time with the club, where he was restricted to just six appearances during a four month spell.

The 20-year-old has returned to Stamford Bridge and is expected to spend the rest of the campaign on loan at French Ligue 1 side Dijon.

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