Big Sam Linked to Chinese Takeover Bid at Bolton

  • May 10, 2019 | By Chris Mann
  • URL Short URL: http://b-ac.es/a1050

Sam Allardyce has been earmarked for a remarkable return to Bolton, after reports emerged of a fresh takeover bid from Chinese company Shandong Luneng.

A report by The Sun suggests two senior officials from the electrical firm were given a guided tour of the University of Bolton Stadium recently, where they were accompanied by Mark Taylor - a former Head of Sports Science and Medicine at the club.

Taylor spent eight years under employment at Wanderers, joining from Blackburn Rovers in 1999 and remaining until Allardyce's controversial appointment at Newcastle United in the summer of 2007.

The company had been interested in purchasing the Trotters last year, only to walk away from the table after discussions with Ken Anderson collapsed at the vital stage.

Bolton are due to enter administration before May 22, when they return to the High Court to face a winding-up petition issued against them by HM Revenue & Customs and a number of other creditors.

The Football Ventures (Whites) consortium are understood to be favourites to take control should administration occur, although a solvent sale would be more appealing for those owed, as well as being more attractive to potential summer signings as the club look to avoid beginning life in League One with a 12-point deduction.

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