Nugent In Coyle’s Sights
Fresh from his installation as the new Bolton Wanderers boss, Owen Coyle could make his first major move in the transfer market by renewing and old acquaintance in the form of Burnley striker David Nugent.
The 24 year-old is currently on loan at Turf Moor from crisis club Portsmouth and has grabbed 3 goals in 15 appearances this season. With the south coast outfit likely to be interested in offers for a number of their players given their current precarious financial position, an offer in the region of £3M may well be sufficient to secure the services of the forward who was prolific in his early years in the north west.
Coyle is also set to take a look at USA international Stuart Holden. The Scottish-born 24 year-old midfielder was due to train at Turf Moor prior to Coyle’s departure but he is now expected to complete a trial at the Reebok as he seeks to secure a berth in the USA’s World Cup squad. Another player in his sights is Arsenal’s England U-21 international Jack Wilshere whom he almost took on loan to Turf Moor. However, whether he comes to Bolton possibly depends more on the north London club’s injury situation in the squad than a desire from Coyle.
One player who shouldn’t be going anywhere is Gary Cahill. Coyle is under no pressure to sell before he buys and recognises the quality of the player. "I don't have to sell anyone to generate a transfer budget," said Coyle, "I believe if Gary shows the qualities I know he has got, he can make the squad for the World Cup. He is a top player and, hopefully, we will see him at his very best."
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