IAN Evatt has given a tantalising clue about the one-and-only top target he has missed out on so far this summer.

The Bolton boss has promised fans there will be more signings to come but admitted he has seen one name slip through the net after the player in question scored on his debut in the Premier League in the closing weeks of last season.

Evatt declined to elaborate on the name of the target – but one man who fits the bill is Manchester United’s Swedish winger Anthony Elanga, who scored on his full debut for the Reds against Wolves on May 25.

The exciting 19-year-old has scored three times in three games for his country’s Under-21s and has talked openly about sitting down with the Reds to discuss whether he will be sent out on loan next season.

Commenting on his recruitment, Evatt said: “To be honest we’ve got primary targets for all the positions we want to strengthen and we’re working our way through those.

“At the moment it looks like we have got a good chance of getting all our number one targets, bar one, really, who happened to score on his debut at one of the big clubs at the end of the season.

“But other than that, I think things are going really well with our primary targets.”

Elanga is not the only player to fit the bill. Sheffield United’s Daniel Jebbison also scored on his full debut for the Blades against Everton on May 16, as did Fulham’s 18-year-old attacking midfielder Fabio Carvalho.

Evatt has already landed three permanent signings this summer, bringing Dapo Afolayan back from West Ham on a three-year deal, plus George Johnston, from Feyenoord, and Josh Sheehan, from Newport.

“It’s going very well, I’m very happy,” said the Wanderers boss. “George was a player we’d monitored for a few months, but obviously it was only really on the cards once we got into League One.

“We see him as a top League One and Championship player - that’s what he is and that’s what he’ll prove to be.

“Similarly with Josh, a player that we tracked for a while and again it was waiting to see the outcome of how the season would end for us, and fortunately for us, we were promoted and have made two very good signings.”

“I mustn’t forget Dapo as well who was fantastic from January. It was almost like a test drive for six months on both parties. He likes us and we liked him so it’s great to get that done.

“That is three exciting players at a good age for this football club but there are lots more to come.”

Evatt says he has been able to aim high in the transfer market this summer by showing potential targets the kind of football Bolton played in League Two last season, and what their role in the team will be.

Technical performance director, Chris Markham, has been a key figure in putting together a case for players who may want to know more about what Bolton are all about.

“First and foremost, it is about making players feel wanted, putting due diligence in, speaking to them on the phone, introducing them to our style of play,” he said. “We will show them video clips and that’s where Chris Markham’s been a huge help to me. Building our presentation, so to speak, to show how we want to play.

“These are the live clips in games which back up what we are saying. It is easy for me to come out and say ‘we want to play this way and that way’ but until they can see it true to life and in games, players don’t necessarily believe it.

“That is what we’ve been doing and hence why we’re having success and getting our primary targets over the line.”