Rumour Round-Up: Ceberio & Conaboy Train With Bolton

  • July 05, 2015 | By Chris Mann
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There were two new faces on display as a Bolton XI drew 1-1 at Atherton Collieries on Saturday, but who were the mystery men at Alder House?

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

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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

Ben Amos, Gary Madine and Jordan Lussey all completed moves to Macron Stadium on Wednesday, as their respective contracts at Manchester United, Sheffield Wednesday and Liverpool all came to an end.

Amos has signed a four-year contract with Wanderers, Madine has committed his future to the club until 2017, while Lussey has penned a development deal with the club after impressing during a brief loan spell last season.

Heading in the opposite direction were Matt Mills and Eidur Gudjohnsen, who successfully completed free transfers to Nottingham Forest and Chinese side Shijiazhuang Ever Bright, respectively.

June 29 - July 5, 2015 - The Week in Rumours

Bolton are expected to confirm the arrival of Derik Osede inside the next 24 hours, after he underwent a medical on Saturday ahead of a move from Real Madrid Castilla.

One man heading towards the exit door is Alex Baptiste, who has been granted permission to hold talks with Middlesbrough over a potential move to the Riverside Stadium. (The Sun)

Jon Ceberio and Sean Conaboy were in action as a Wanderers XI drew 1-1 at Atherton Collieries on Saturday. Both players are on trial as they go in search of development deals with the club. Ceberio is capable of playing throughout midfield and was most recently contracted to Real Sociedad, while Conaboy is a graduate of the Gordon Strachan Football Foundation and is also most comfortable in midfield.

Stephen Dobbie, who was released from his Crystal Palace contract last week, is training with Wanderers and is likely to travel with the squad as they embark on a pre-season tour of Austria over the course of the next week.

Contrary to speculation that arose on Monday, former Bolton captain Kevin Nolan will not be making a surprise return to the club this summer. The 33-year-old looks set to leave West Ham United this summer but will be beyond the financial reach of Trotters boss Neil Lennon. Fulham and Queens Park Rangers are said to be keen on helping the player stay in the capital. (Knees up Mother Brown)

Former Newcastle United defender Ryan Taylor this week held talks over a summer move to Macron Stadium, but the two parties have struggled to agree terms and negotiations are on the verge of collapse.

Finally, Craig Davies isn't short of suitors as he looks forward to life after Wanderers. Blackburn Rovers were last week linked with the Wales international, but Wigan Athletic have since emerged as a likely destination for a player looking to rebuild his career after struggling with a succession of hamstring injuries last season. (Lancashire Telegraph)

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.


- Derik Osede (9/10)
- Jon Ceberio (7/10)
- Kevin Nolan (3/10)
- Ryan Taylor (5/10)
- Sean Conaboy (7/10)
- Stephen Dobbie (8/10)


- Alex Baptiste, Middlesbrough (9/10)
- Craig Davies, Blackburn Rovers/Wigan Athletic (7/10)

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