Bolton Wait For Transfer News

Last updated : 21 January 2005 By Mark Heys
Assistant manager Phil Brown says that Bolton Wanderers are no nearer to finalising their first signing of the January transfer window.

Brown told reporters that the club are still waiting to hear more on possible deals which could bring the likes of Stephane Henchoz and Dmitri Bulykin to the Reebok Stadium.

"Henchoz is talking to a lot of clubs and we are one of them. He is a good player with a wealth of experience at a Premier League club that has been at the top end of the division for a long time.

"When that kind of a player becomes available it alerts the attention of everyone in the league and we are one of them. That situation could continue to the final day of the transfer window." said Brown

Russian striker Bulykin is also high on the Bolton agenda but Brown admits that the club cannot finalise a loan deal to bring the Dinamo Moscow player over to England.

"A deal is not finished but he is another of our hopefuls." Brown added

The former Wanderers skipper maintains that the club will do all they can in their attemps to land potential recruits with just under a fortnight to go until the closure of the transfer window.

Scouts are working overtime to find the right player at the right price with manager Sam Allardyce having also made a trip to the continent this week to take in a couple of matches.

The Bolton boss had hoped to add at least one new face to the squad for Monday's trip to Blackburn Rovers but once again he has proved unsuccessful in a very competitive market.

"It's getting to the last two weeks of January but we are still hopeful that we will have someone in by the end of the month when the transfer window closes."

"The manager has been in Europe this week. We were hopeful he would bring a player back with him but his search hasn't been fruitful."