WANDERERS have not been fazed by weekend speculation claiming Manchester United were checking out young prodigy Zach Clough.

Reports suggest the Reds would be taking an extra interest in the striker’s progress this season, at the behest of manager Louis van Gaal.

But the club is keeping calm – backing the 20-year-old academy product to continue his progress next season under Neil Lennon’s watchful eye.

Clough is under contract until 2017 and looking forward to starting the season as a bona fide member of the first-team squad for the first time.

He is out with the squad in Austria, although Honduras international Wilson Palacios has not travelled, effectively ending his trial with the Whites.

It is understood a nagging hamstring injury has prevented the midfielder from reaching the fitness levels required and he will now be looking for a new club.

Among the other players who have not made the trip are David Wheater, who is receiving specialist rehab on his hamstrings, Conor Wilkinson and Sanmi Odelusi – who remains in talks over a move to Wigan Athletic.

But Stephen Dobbie, the former Crystal Palace striker, and the out-of-contract Emile Heskey have both joined the 26-man group, who will be based in Pollau.

Stories linking ex-England keeper Chris Kirkland with a move to the Macron Stadium have also been scotched from within the club.

The 34-year-old is on the lookout for a contract after leaving Sheffield Wednesday and looking for options in the North West.

But Wanderers are currently looking unlikely to be providing a chance for the former Liverpool man to revive his career.

Meanwhile, fears have been allayed that Burnden Leisure, the club’s parent company owned by Eddie Davies, will be dissolved.

A notice was issued by Companies House on Friday, which effectively warned that the company would be struck off if they did not file accounts immediately.

Understandably, it caused some concern among supporters after the matter went public on Sunday night – but by then accountants assured The Bolton News that they had filed all the relevant paperwork, and received confirmation from Companies House that the matter was closed.

Accounts for both the hotel and football club subsidiaries had previously been filed at the correct date earlier this year.