Rumour Round-Up: Wigan Close on Bolton Prospect

  • June 28, 2015 | By Chris Mann
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Transfer rumours consisting of the good, bad and ugly have surrounded Bolton this week, with speculation reaching the desperate and comical stage.

In the latest edition of our weekly series, we have trawled web and newspaper columns for the latest snippets surrounding Bolton Wanderers.

Have you heard something we haven't? Let us know by tweeting to @BurndenAces on Twitter.

Don't shoot the messenger! The above below are just that - rumours. None of the information has been confirmed or denied by any official source related to Bolton Wanderers Football Club. Keep posted to our home page or social media accounts for the latest breaking news.

This Week's Done Deals

Darren Pratley is believed to have agreed terms on a new contract at Bolton, putting an end to speculation that he was about to sign for Queens Park Rangers when his deal at Macron Stadium expires on Tuesday.

News of the deal has yet to be confirmed by the club - with the incoming transfers of Ben Amos and Gary Madine falling into the same category.

June 22-28, 2015 - The Week in Rumours

Sanmi Odelusi, who has been with Bolton since joining the academy from Reading in 2009, is on the verge of signing a three-year contract at Wigan Athletic, with Wanderers believed to have agreed a fee in the region of £50,000 for the 22-year-old. (The Sun)

Barnsley this week agreed a £75,000 fee for the transfer of Conor Wilkinson, but the Republic of Ireland under-21 international's proposed switch to Oakwell is in danger of collapse due to the player's wage demands. (The Sun)

Supporters awoke on Friday morning to reports that Blackburn Rovers legend David Dunn was a surprise target for Bolton boss Neil Lennon, with his contract at Ewood Park set to expire next week. (The Bolton News)

Celtic boss Ronny Deila belittled the attraction of signing for Bolton, after a report in Wednesday's edition of the Daily Mail linked midfielder James Forrest with a move to Macron Stadium. (STV Sport)

Sheffield Wednesday forward Chris Maguire has held preliminary talks over a free transfer to Wanderers, after turning down an offer to remain at Hillsborough. (Sheffield Star)

DeAndre Yedlin, who will play alongside Tim Ream in the United States' Gold Cup squad in July, has been touted as a potential loan target for Bolton, after he fell down the pecking order at White Hart Lane following the arrival of Kieran Trippier from Burnley. (The Mirror)

Fact or Fiction?

Each week, we rate the chances of all of the above speculation turning into reality at this present time. Here, we analyse all the rumours you have just read with our own personal rankings.


- Chris Maguire (6/10)
- David Dunn (4/10)
- DeAndre Yedlin (5/10)
- James Forrest (2/10)


- Conor Wilkinson, Barnsley (7/10)
- Sanmi Odelusi, Wigan Athletic (9/10)

Sky Bet League One Standings

Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Accrington Stanley 0 0
2 Barnsley 0 0
3 Bolton Wanderers 0 0
4 Bristol Rovers 0 0
5 Burton Albion 0 0
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