It's been a long, drawn-out, and frankly stupid transfer saga for Colombian international and former Valenciennes man Carlos Sanchez. Missed communication dates and meetings have played a large part in why the highly rated Nigel Reo-Coker replacement has not been signed yet. Now, with the season less than two weeks away, Owen Coyle is growing impatient has issued a take-it-or-leave-it offer for Sanchez.
The two sides finally met in person after Sanchez flew into Bolton last weekend after literally months of talk. Coyle is desperate to find a ball-winning midfielder to replace Reo-Coker. Speaking to the Bolton News, Owen Coyle reckoned that the result away to Pompey would have been much better had Bolton had hard defensive midfielder in play.
"We lost two goals on the counter attack which we might not have lost had we had a more defensive type.
"We've always been in the market for that type of player and if the right one becomes available then we will certainly have a look at it.
"Can we get one by the start of the season? Well, we'll certainly be trying to."
Hopefully, this saga is finished sooner rather than later. Bolton fans are tired of the speculation and more depth in the forever-injured lineup would be a massive bonus.
Elsewhere, David Ngog looks to have hurt his back again at Bolton's game against Portsmouth last weekend. Marvin Sordell is back training with Wanderers with Team Great Britain having been ousted of the Olympics on penalties.