MEGA-RICH Paris St Germain may have dashed Wanderers’ hopes of signing Shaun Wright-Phillips.

The Qatar-owned club tabled a £2.5million bid for the Manchester City winger this week and are willing to offer a massive salary to convince him to quit the Premier League for France.

Wright-Phillips’ representatives confirmed PSG’s interest to The Bolton News yesterday, which is likely to impact on Owen Coyle’s chances of landing the 29-year-old before the transfer window closes in a fortnight.

Wanderers are unwilling to break the bank to land the winger, whose current salary far exceeds the highest earner at the Reebok. And it is understood that existing offers from Wigan Athletic and Stoke City both carry with them higher basic wages.

The player’s agent Wayne Lindsay confirmed, however, that Wanderers’ offer does appeal to the player because it would mean he could stay in the North West.

City boss Roberto Mancini said last week that the winger’s departure from Eastlands was not a fait accompli, but his exclusion from the squad to face Swansea City on Monday night has convinced him to quit the club, three years after he returned from Chelsea for £8m.

Wanderers are unlikely to find out until the later stages of the window whether their bid has been successful, so are now concentrating their efforts on Liverpool striker David N’Gog.

An improved bid of £4m has been made for the French striker but it remains to be seen whether Kenny Dalglish will allow him to leave Anfield without having first signed a replacement.

It is also understood that a second bid is in the offing for Rangers youngster Gregg Wylde after a £300,000 offer was turned down at the end of last week.