Bolton could be thwarted in their attempts to sign Shaun Wright-Phillips with the Metro reporting his wage demands could scupper the deal.
The Trotters are favourites to sign the Manchester City wide man who is considered surplus to requirements at the Etihad Stadium.
Boss Owen Coyle is a long term admirer of the England winger and knows he faces competition from Wigan, Aston Villa and Sunderland for his signature.
He remains keen on bringing Wright-Phillips to the Reebok Stadium despite his wage demands.
Coyle said: “He’s a player I like and have always liked, but then you know that from last year.
“In an ideal world, I’d be interested if he was available, and I have to say ‘if’ because there have been stories hanging around that we’ve been granted permission to speak to him.
“I don’t know about the other clubs but I haven’t been granted permission by anyone at Manchester City. He added
“He’s very talented but you have to accept that sometimes players at the elite clubs are difficult because of finances.”
Coyle is desperate to sign a right sided winger after seeing Lee Chung-Yong and new signing Tyrone Mears break their legs last week whilst he also sold Matt Taylor to West Ham earlier this summer