Coyle eyes Vela loan

Bolton boss Owen Coyle is chasing Arsenal’s Mexican striker Carlos Vela on a loan deal.

With the 21-year-old out of favour at Emirates Stadium, Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has said he is open to the idea of a loan deal for Vela, and last season he sent young midfielder Jack Wilshere to Bolton for a spell.

Coyle is hopeful the Arsenal boss will allow Vela to come to the Reebok Stadium in a similar deal as he looks to bolster his attacking stocks.

“It’s not rocket science to know that there are only a few days left of the window. Certainly Arsenal and Arsene Wenger will make a decision on that in the next couple of days,” Coyle said.

“I’m sure, as they always have been, they will be very courteous with us and we will be the first to know. If we get the green light then we will look to act upon it, if not, there we go.”

Despite being linked with several high-profile players this transfer window, including Manchester City winger Shaun Wright-Phillips, Coyle said it would be unwise to mention any specific targets.

“Carlos Vela has been mentioned because it has been well documented from the outset,” Coyle said.

“But to mention anybody else, we are not the biggest or most powerful club in the league, so I wouldn’t want to be losing out to anybody else because we have made our targets known.”