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Transfer Gossip: Brighton to battle Leeds United and Sheff Wed for Bolton Wanderers’ Josh Vela

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Are Wanderers going to sell one of their key players? Hope not

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According to The Daily Mail (not the most reliable source), Bolton Wanderers could face a battle to keep hold of midfielder Josh Vela, with Brighton & Hove Albion, Leeds United, Sheffield Wednesday and Derby County all interested in signing him.

The report from The Daily Mail states:

“Brighton are watching Bolton Wanderers midfielder Josh Vela ahead of a potential move in January.

The 23-year-old has 18 months left on his contract and may be sold to help alleviate some of Bolton's financial worries.

Derby County, Leeds United and Sheffield Wednesday are also among Vela's admirers as they look at options to bolster their midfield in the push for promotion.

Vela, a product of Bolton's academy, was linked with a move to Liverpool as a teenager and saw a move to Cardiff City fall through two years ago.”

Losing Josh Vela would be a huge blow to Wanderers. Vela, alongside players like Sammy Ameobi and Karl Henry, have helped turn around Wanderers’ poor form at the start of the season.

Vela was also vital in helping Wanderers getting promoted back to The Championship last season, scoring 10 goals in all competitions.

Obviously, Wanderers don’t have millions to spend on new players, so the club have had to sell other key players to help run the club.

Rob Holding and Zach Clough have previously been sold to Arsenal and Nottingham Forest respectively for figures in the region of £2 to £3 million.

What offer would it take for you to sell Josh Vela? Let us know in the comments box below.