Bolton Close on Triple Signing After Embargo Talks

  • June 29, 2016 | By Chris Mann
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Bolton have been granted approval to make a number of new signings, after positive discussions with the EFL over their transfer embargo.

Wanderers have been unable to bring new players to the club since receiving the embargo on Christmas Eve, but after chairman Ken Anderson held talks with the league's chief executive, Shaun Harvey, the Trotters are now said to be on the verge of wrapping up a double deal prior to the weekend.

Heading the list of potential incomings is Jamie Proctor, who will be available as a free agent when his contract at Bradford City expires on Thursday

Proctor began last season at Fleetwood Town but completed a move to Valley Parade when his contract was cancelled by mutual consent in February. The 24-year-old went on to make a total of 21 appearances for the Bantams, scoring six goals, as they ultimately lost at the semi-final stage of the League One play-offs.

Another likely recruit for new manager Phil Parkinson is midfielder Chris Taylor, who will leave Blackburn Rovers at the end of his contract, having spent the final weeks of last season on loan at Millwall.

The 29-year-old made 73 appearances during his time at Ewood Park, scoring five goals, but found his shooting boots during his brief stay at The Den after netting three times in nine league outings.

Another Lions player considering a move to Bolton is Mark Beevers, who is also due to become a free agent at the end of the week.

The 26-year-old defender was once a reported £3million target for Wanderers, who had previously courted him in December 2008, but has spent the last four years with Millwall after failing to live up to the hype that surrounded his early career.

Parkinson hopes to have all three players as part of his squad prior to next week's trip to Scandinavia, before which he will also run the rule over a number of trialists, who could feature against Atherton Collieries on Saturday.

Jonathan Kindermans is currently training at Wanderers' Lostock base, hoping to earn a deal after negotiations broke down at current club RKC Waalwijk, while Constantin Sandu, who, like Kindermans, prefers to operate on either flank, is also available after failing to make the grade at Juventus.

Finally, one-time Crystal Palace target Jarvis Nutt is also attracting interest from the Trotters. Nutt could provide a welcome boost to attacking options at Macron Stadium, with a final decision set to be made on all targets over the course of the weekend.

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Pos Team Pld Pts
7 Plymouth Argyle 46 80
8 Oxford United 46 76
9 Bolton Wanderers 46 73
10 Portsmouth 46 73
11 Ipswich Town 46 70
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