Bolton Chairman Says 'Everybody Has a Price'

  • January 18, 2018 | By Chris Mann
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Ken Anderson says Bolton have no intention of selling their best players, whilst also admitting 'everybody has a price'.

The Wanderers chairman has confirmed the club have turned down at least two offers from Cardiff City for Gary Madine, who is also said to be attracting interest from Sunderland, while media speculation has also linked Josh Vela with a January switch to Championship rivals Leeds United.

Anderson has urged supporters to ignore recent reports that have surfaced in the press, however, reiterating his stance of keeping hold of key names, with those currently deemed to be out-of-favour a priority when it comes to moving players on.

"We are actively looking to bring more players in and l am not expecting to sell any of our players who are regularly mentioned in the media speculation," Anderson told

"As has been correctly reported, l have already declined several offers for our players in this window and will continue to do so to give us the best possible opportunity of retaining our Championship status.

"That said, l do understand that everybody has a price and l always have to consider the club's longer term financial situation.

"So if and when there is an exceptional offer, l would have to think about now and the future and, no doubt, that is what happened when Britt Assombalonga was sold by Nottingham Forest to Middlesbrough and Alex Pritchard from Norwich to Huddersfield for example.

"However, l am not anticipating that happening to us in the current window.

"Indeed, someone would have to make an unbelievable offer to even tempt us to part with any of our players and in my opinion, that is unlikely to happen in this window.

"I have also previously stated that players who have not been involved in the matchday squads probably need to look elsewhere for football and that remains the case, as both the manager and l want to work with a squad of circa 24/25 players.

"As is normal, a number of our younger players will also be given the opportunity to go out on loan to gain playing time and help in their future development."

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