Bolton Wanderers transfer activity - deal or no deal?
WANDERERS will not be dipping into the transfer market before deadline day – unless the Premier League comes calling.
Dougie Freedman has ruled out making any more purchases before close of play on Monday but will be ready to react if one of the top-flight clubs makes a move.
The Whites boss insists he has no plans to move on big names such as Chris Eagles, Chung-Yong Lee or David Ngog, but could be powerless to prevent them leaving the Reebok if the right offers came in.
“I’m at the mercy of the market right now,” he said. “We won’t be looking to buy anyone over the next two or three days.
“If someone gets taken from us then obviously we’ve got targets that we will go after.”
Unless there are any shock late bids, Freedman will wait for the loan window to open in a fortnight before boosting his squad further.
Fans have been desperate to see the manager make a “marquee signing” but with finances tight it appears the Whites boss will have to wait before calling in some favours from the top flight as he did last season with the likes of Jacob Butterfield, Danny Butterfield, Steve de Ridder, Rob Hall and Craig Dawson.
“Anything can happen in the next few days,” he said. “I am a bit surprised that the phone hasn’t gone and the market suggests that in the next 48 hours there will be a rush of people trying to do stuff.
“I’ve had no phone calls about my players and I don’t really want any if I’m completely honest.
“If I do, we’ll see who they are and what they are offering.”