KEVIN Davies has announced that he will not be leaving Wanderers to join Toronto FC before the end of the season.

The Whites skipper’s move to the MLS looked a mere formality last night after a settlement agreement had been reached, leaving the striker free to move to Canada immediately.

But a last-minute contractual hitch has now scuppered the deal completely, prompting Davies to issue the following statement declaring that he will be staying at Bolton until the end of the season.

He wrote: “It has been a complete rollercoaster since first speaking with Ryan Nelsen on April 18. As it stands today I will not be leaving for Toronto FC, as reported.

My young family and I were naturally very excited about the opportunity of going to Toronto on a short term deal but after legal advice we felt that certain obstacles put in our way were too large to overcome.

“Whilst it has been the toughest month of my 10-year BWFC career I remain, as I always have done, 100 per cent committed to the club. I will finish the season here and continue with my high standards as a professional footballer. I will be ready if the manager needs me and hopefully have a part to play in helping the club return to the Premier League.

“I would like to thank all the fans for their support. As the season and my time with Bolton comes to an end, we will look at the offers received from clubs in both the UK and abroad and decide where my family's future will be.

“I have some fantastic memories of the last 10 years and feel honoured to have been the captain of this great club for the last five years. Hopefully, it will finish with a fairytale ending.”