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Gossip: Laurence Bassini edging closer to Bolton Wanderers takeover

Looks like a deal is close

Bolton Wanderers v Burton Albion - Capital One Cup First Round Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images

According to several reports from Talksport & The Telegraph, former owner of Watford Laurence Bassini is edging ever closer to becoming the new owner of Bolton Wanderers.

The telegraph states:

”Bassini told Telegraph Sport he will become the new owner of the crisis club subject to English Football League approval.

“A deal has been concluded,” he said.”

Bassini has been declared bankrupt twice & served a three year EFL ban in 2013.

He told Talksport recently:

“I was never a rogue chairman, or owner. At Watford, I used to go down to the training ground every day to see what was going on and see the players - I wasn’t so interested in the monetary things. I had a phone call from John Eustace the other day and he said I was the best, most fun owner they had.

“I’m not trying to blow my own trumpet, football is a serious business. But people in football should say it as it is rather than trying to run people down. It’s very egotistical.l I don’t do interviews but I think Bolton fans deserve more and need to feel safe. They can feel safe with me.”