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Transfer Gossip: Wanderers target three signings

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Bolton get the ball rolling on new signings.

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As reported in The Sun on Sunday, Bolton Wanderers have targeted Millwall defender Mark Beevers as a replacement for Rob Holding.

Beevers, 26, played 53 times for Millwall last season as The Lions reached the League One Play-Off finals, only to lose 3-1 to Barnsley. Beevers is set to leave the London club after nearly four years there, and before that he had spells with MK Dons and Sheffield Wednesday.

Bolton were linked with a £3 million move for Beevers back in 2008, when the then 19 year old defender had just forged a place in the Sheffield Wednesday first team.

Bolton have also been linked with moves for goalkeeper Matt Gilks and striker Jamie Proctor.

Gilks, 34, is a free agent after leaving Premier League bound Burnley Fc, where he played twice in two years as backup to first choice 'keeper Tom Heaton. Gilks helped Blackpool gain promotion to the Premier League in 2010, and has also played three times for Scotland.

24 year old striker and Preston born Jamie Proctor has also been linked with a move to the Macron Stadium. Proctor, who was signed by Phil Parkinson for Bradford City last season, is set to become a free agent, and it seems a reunion between Proctor and Parkinson could happen. Proctor scored 10 times in League One for Bradford and Fleetwood Town last season.

Of course, all of this is dependent on two things. Firstly, getting the transfer embargo lifted. Ken Anderson has previously stated this would be at the start of July. He recently told the Bolton news:

''Ideally, we would have it lifted by the start of pre-season,

The finances are in place. Accounts are waiting to be signed off but that aspect has not been easy and that is what has taken up a lot of the time.

We are confident when we are legally able to sign players once again, we will do so but in the meantime we are talking with agents etc.''

The sale of Rob Holding also seems an important factor in making new signings. It seems Phil Parkinson has been given assurances that any money raised from the sale of players will go towards bringing new players in.