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Matt Mills Deal on Shaky Ground?

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With reports just a week ago saying that Bolton Wanderers' deal for Matt Mills was all but done, a number of papers are now saying that the deal is in doubt. While a one-year loan for Mills with a view to a permanent switch was already agreed upon, it seems that the hang-up is a financial one.

Both the Bolton News and This is Leicestershire are saying that the Mills deal would be worth £2 million when all was said and done. The latter reported that the transfer would be a half-now, half-later deal and both articles say that the hang-up is on the Bolton end with the Leicester side now doubtful of its completion. The Bolton News stated that:

Wanderers are hopeful that the situation will be resolved but their optimism is not being shared in the East Midlands, where sources close to the player claimed yesterday that the deal had broken down and that he had been told to return for pre-season training with Nigel Pearson's squad next month.

Mills fell out with Leicester City manager Nigel Pearson in February and has not made a single appearances for the Foxes since a 3-2 loss to Watford on February 14. This Is Leicestershire say that they do not believe the situation would be any different for Mills if he does not move in the summer.