WANDERERS’ efforts to sign Bristol City wing-back Kane Wilson could be fading after Robins boss Nigel Pearson admitted talks between the two clubs had broken down.

The wing-back remains in limbo at Ashton Gate after a move to the Whites which once looked nailed-on, has now started to slip away.

A fee of around £200,000 had been brokered earlier this month, with Wilson booked in for a medical in the North West at one stage.

The player also met for talks in person, but talks have ground to a halt in the last few days leaving the player facing an uncertain future,

Pearson said on City’s return to the training ground today: “There has been speculation about Kane. The deal wasn’t concluded, it is as simple as that.

“When we make changes to the squad when players come in, clearly that might affect one or two players that are already here.

“Kane had the opportunity to speak with Bolton, and the deal wasn’t concluded, and he will be here today.”

Sources close to the deal insist it is not dead and that talks will continue but the potential for interest to emerge from elsewhere leaves Bolton working against the clock.

Evatt and his squad are currently on a short training camp in Portugal and it had been hoped that all the club’s permanent signings would be wrapped up in time to make the trip.

Along with the impasse on Wilson, Wanderers have hit problems with paperwork for Australian Keanu Baccus, although it should be remedied in time.

Though Bolton’s transfer budget has been increased this summer the club is known to be sticking to its principles on over-spending and sustainability.

The club have already signed free agents Nathan Baxter, Joel Coleman and Josh Dacres-Cogley, along with striker Dan Nlundulu from Southampton for a reported six-figure fee.


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