Croatian Tudor Set For Reebok

Last updated : 26 August 2005 By Matt Bottom

Bolton have agreed a loan deal with Juventus for their Croatia defender Igor Tudor.

The Lancashire club are now in talks with Tudor to try to finalise terms with the 27-year-old, who can play in either central defence or central midfield.

Gartside told PA Sport: "We have agreed it with Juventus and we have been talking to the player for a couple of days.

"It's just a question of getting him to Bolton and telling him what Bolton is all about and if we can do that then we will have got a good signing.

"He has three years on his contract and Juventus are not keen to let him out on a permanent deal but they are quite prepared to let him out on a loan basis.

"However we have a good record whether they are permanent or not that when we bring a player into the club it's very rare that they leave.

"Even with our loan players within a year they have always signed and carried on playing."