TUNCAY has taken a massive pay cut to ensure he can resurrect his career at Bolton Wanderers.

The Turkish striker passed a medical yesterday afternoon, and is now waiting on international clearance to make a season-long loan move from German club Wolfsburg, which would guarantee Wanderers an opportunity to sign him on a permanent basis next summer for £3million.

But, as part of the negotiations, the 29-year-old has indicated he would be prepared to nearly HALVE his £65,000-a-week salary in the Bundesliga to ensure a deal can go ahead.

Speaking at a press conference yesterday, Coyle stopped short of naming the former Stoke City and Middlesbrough link man as the next player through the Reebok doors.

“I am in the process of trying to bring in a player who is taking a big hit to come here, if everything comes to plan and play,” he said, alluding to Tuncay.

“The way he wanted to come and play for me and Bolton Wanderers is just everything I look for in a player as well as the fact he is a quality player.”

Tuncay has played just four games in six months in Germany after quitting the Britannia Stadium in January in a £5million deal.