KEN Anderson has confirmed Wanderers are in “detailed discussion” with an interested party over the sale of the club.

In an eventful day at the University of Bolton Stadium, a consortium fronted by a London-based investor who appeared to be on the verge of buying the club on Saturday evening claimed he had walked away from the deal completely citing a last-minute disagreement over terms.

That was followed by a statement from Anderson on the official website which denied any involvement with the consortium followed by an admission that negotiations continued with another party.

It is understood the remaining buyer is backed by foreign investors, including one from Russia, but is fronted by a businessman from the North West.

News that the second bid is still on track will no doubt come as a boost to Bolton fans, who have had little to cheer on the pitch this season with the club sitting 23rd in the table with one league win in 20 games.

Anderson claims he has experienced problems with potential buyers who fail to produce the goods.

“It is no secret that I am looking for investment but I receive many enquiries virtually every week, a great deal of which often come from time wasters and dreamers who are unable to offer any proof of funding and disappear as quickly as they arrive,” he said.

“In my experience, when people leak details of a deal they rarely occur which is probably because they weren’t in a position to do a deal in the first place.

“I can confirm, however, that detailed discussions are taking place with an interested party but as I am sure that you will appreciate I am unable to give you details at this stage.”

Anderson also bemoaned Wanderers’ fortunes in front of goal following the 2-0 defeat against Sheffield United at Bramall Lane on Saturday.

“Luck deserted us once again in front of goal but I’m a firm believer that you make your own luck. If we keep ourselves in this mindset then we won’t be too far off in getting the goals we need to turn into points.”