ADMINISTRATORS at the Bolton Whites Hotel insist the business will not necessarily be packaged in with a sale of Bolton Wanderers.

A statement sent out by the club’s administrators on Wednesday suggested £25million proof of funds would cover both businesses – but Quantuma, acting on behalf of the hotel, reject the claim.

Staff were paid their overdue April wages yesterday and May salaries are expected by the end of the month.

Administrators say selling or rebranding the hotel as a separate entity has not been ruled out.

Andrew Hosking, partner at Quantuma, said: “The joint administrators of Bolton Whites Hotel are pleased to note the recent announcement from the football club in relation to potentially interested parties. We are currently focused on the integration of catering and enhancing profit at the hotel.

“For the avoidance of doubt, the football club and the hotel are separate entities, so the joint administrators of Bolton Whites Hotel are instructing their own valuers and agents. Any interested parties in the hotel will need to make direct contact, as neither Bolton Wanderers or their agents have any instructions to discuss or collate offers."