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One By One, The Transfer List Gets Shorter

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It's a good job Owen Coyle has a long transfer list because it seems like one by one, the dominoes are falling, and not into place mind you. Ryo Miyaichi to Bolton on loan is reportedly a done deal, just waiting to make it official. Three of the other names that the team has been tracking in Sebastien Le Toux, Wilfried Zaha (for now), and Juan Iturbe are now apparently off the table. Hope Owen has something big in that bag of his.

Do be warned that these are all rumors and nothing is officially official yet. That said, it's looking more and more like some of the bigger names that Bolton Wanderers are after will not be wearing the white shirt this season. According to the Mirror's Alan Nixon, Porto agreed for Bolton to take young Juan Iturbe on loan this morning and it was only after the hearing for a work permit was arranged that they pulled out of the deal. That's one "Next Messi" that won't be ours.

Sebastien Le Toux doesn't look like coming over either. The range of quotes that correspond with his week-long Bolton trial go form "Successful" to "he needed more time." With no clear conclusion from the rest of the media, what we're hearing from a friend of a friend who knows a guy that's friends with someone else's brother that is close to the situation is that Bolton have decided not to pursue the Frenchman with his options instead turning to staying in Philadelphia or moving to Vancouver Whitecaps.

Finally, Wilfried Zaha. Bolton have confirmed that they did in fact make a bid for him, reportedly in the £5 million range. Owen Coyle believed that was a fair bid for the youngster but Crystal Palace didn't see it that way, saying that the two sides were "way apart" in their valuation of the player.