Freedman Denies Interest in Out-of-Contract Bolton Duo

  • May 01, 2015 | By Chris Mann
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Nottingham Forest manager Dougie Freedman has rejected speculation that he is weighing up summer moves for Bolton duo Adam Bogdan and Matt Mills.

Both players are due to fall out of contract at Macron Stadium on June 30 and look increasingly likely to depart the club, despite negotiations taking place over new deals.

Freedman, who was in charge of Wanderers between 2012 and 2014, believes reports linking the pair with summer moves to the City Ground are fuelled by agents and admits he isn't a 'huge fan' of signing players he has worked with previously - despite bringing the likes of Andre Moritz, Dean Moxey and Ross Fitzsimons, amongst others, to Bolton from former club Crystal Palace.

"I am not a huge fan of bringing in players I have worked with before," Freedman told the Nottingham Post.

"I have done that, of course, but I would like to think I have a wider range of knowledge, beyond the players I have already worked with.

"Matt Mills is a very easy player to link us with, because I have worked with him before and he is available, but it is a false story.

"I am in the market for a central defender and I have worked with him before. I will let you decide if that is a good thing or a bad thing.

"He is a good guy, but I have a wider range in my recruitment that I can select from. I suspect Matt's agent is using these links with other clubs to get him a better contract at Bolton, as he negotiates with them. So, to help my old club out, I'd like to say there is no truth in that.

"Adam is probably the same situation. He will be trying to get a new deal as well. This will happen at this stage of the season, as players look to get contracts.

"If I am not mistaken, Bolton have offered both of them contracts. It would not surprise me if they were in negotiations now.

"I am truthful and honest and I will tell you if I have spoken to a player. I have not.

"They are good players and good guys, but we are shopping in a different marketplace when you look at their wages."

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