No Wheeling And Dealing For Sam

Last updated : 25 January 2005 By Mark Heys
Bolton manager Sam Allardyce feels that it is too late for him to wheel and deal in the final few days of the January transfer window having been rebuffed in his attempts to add to the Trotters squad.

Allardyce has been linked to numerous players over the past month but has either been overpriced or gazumped in his attempts to secure a player to the club, a case in point proved recently when a short term deal fell through for an unnamed player whom had been chased throughout the window.

The Wanderers chief also confirmed that the seven players up for sale seem likely to stay at the club now after Bolton did not receive a substansial amount of interest.

"I've tried in the last three weeks to secure a short-term deal but that was unattainable," Allardyce told Sky Television

"The prices out there in the open market are far too high for us at the moment."

"I've got a great squad anyway. I put a few players on the market but nobody has come in for them so all those players will stay with me now, unless something dramatic happens in the next couple of days. But I donít think it will."

Roma's Vincent Candela - a summer target?
Meanwhile the agent of Roma defender Vincent Candela has confirmed that there has been interest in his client amid speculation that Bolton where about to make a move for the soon to be out of contract player in the summer.

Alexander Kristic representing the player had this to say to reporters after the speculation linked the player to England.

"There has been contacts regarding Vincent, There is a bit of interest in him and Bolton have enquired about Vincent, but there is nothing serious at the minute. Vincent is available on a free transfer in the summer and he would like a change after nine years with Roma. Vincent has a few more years left in him and he wants to enjoy his football and he would have no problem playing in England."