Davies Trains at Bolton, Who Report Sheff Wed to League

  • January 14, 2016 | By Chris Mann
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Mark Davies returned to training with Bolton on Thursday, after the club reported Sheffield Wednesday to the Football League over a proposed transfer.

After accepting an offer of around £700,000, Wanderers granted Davies permission to hold talks with Wednesday chiefs and he was withdrawn from the squad that travelled to Eastleigh last Saturday.

The move had looked set to collapse after the two parties failed to agree personal terms, but fresh negotiations began at the start of the week and concluded in a deal that would have seen the Trotters receive a nominal fee in return for Davies waiving his right to a severance package - usually paid when a contracted player does not formally demand a transfer.

At the request of the Owls, Davies was left out of the Bolton squad that travelled to Hillsborough on Tuesday, where the 27-year-old was present in a hospitality box watching his current side go down 3-2 to his potential future employers.

Wanderers bosses are said to be seeking advice after Wednesday threatened to pull out of a deal, with Davies' agent, Will Salthouse, claiming reports of a failed medical are way off the mark.

Speaking to BBC Sport, Salthouse said: "Sheffield Wednesday have said medical reasons but the player has not had a medical and they have not had any of his medical records."

With uncertainty surrounding the move, Davies reported for training at Bolton's Euxton training centre on Thursday and is part of manager Neil Lennon's plans ahead of Saturday's trip to Nottingham Forest.

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