Bangoura Move 'Open To Negotiation'

  • January 24, 2012 | By Chris Mann
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Bolton's move for Ismael Bangoura could be a realistic possibility according to the player's current club, Al Nasr SC.

Reports over the weekend suggested Wanderers had made a move for the 27-year-old, who is currently on international duty for Guinea at the Africa Cup of Nations.

Al Nasr director Khalid Obaid has confirmed Owen Coyle's interest in the former Dynamo Kyiv forward, although the United Arab Emirates outfit would rather agree a loan deal than a permanent switch.

"It's still open to negotiation with Bolton," Obaid told Gulf News.

"Bangoura has to play in the African Nations and it all depends how well he does there as to when he can sure up the paper work and an English work permit. Nothing is confirmed. As of now it may take another three to four days.

"Bangoura has a contract with us until 2014. It's undecided if he'll move out on loan or via transfer, but loan is definitely our first and preferred option.

"It will be difficult to lose Bangoura permanently. We accepted he'd be missing for the African Nations and so registered other players for the next six months, but we'd like him to come back and start the next season with us.

"He's a good player for sure and has shown a lot of potential."

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