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Transfer Gossip: Bolton Wanderers look to loan Middlesbrough winger

Wanderers look to bolster the squad by signing Boro winger Mustapha Carayol.

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As reported in The Sun on Sunday, Bolton Wanderers have taken an interest in Middlesbrough winger Mustapha Carayol. Wanderers want the winger on loan, but would need Boro to continue to pay most of the Gambian's wages.

The Sun stated:

'' Middlesbrough are ready to sponsor Mustapha Carayol's departure by paying some of his wages in any loan deal.

The speedy wide man is not in Boro boss Aitor Karanka's plans.

Bolton have asked to take the 27 year old Gambian for the season but the League One club would need help to meet his salary.''

Carayol, 27, was previously linked to Bolton last season, before moving to Huddersfield Town on loan at the end of August 2015. The winger scored three times in fifteen games for Huddersfield, two of those coming in games against Bolton (a 4-1 away defeat and a 2-0 home loss).

Carayol then moved to Leeds United on loan in January 2016, scoring twice in fourteen games for the Yorkshire side.

Bolton certainly need to bolster their options on the wings, and have also had Afghanistan winger Josef Shirdel in on trial this week, but it's unknown whether the 23 year old former Hamburg player has done enough to earn a contract.