BOLTON say they have struck a deal with HMRC after their recent court appearance.

The club appeared on the winding up list earlier this month over what they described as a “historical debt” but say they have now reached an agreement.

It is understood HMRC requested an adjournment in the case heard on December 18 to allow for further negotiations to settle a debt which is now several months old.

Wanderers are, it is also believed, due to pay money outstanding on loan players such as Antonee Robinson and Adam Armstrong at the end of this month.

The club has refused to comment on rumours the EFL has put them temporarily back into transfer embargo – although, should debts owed to football creditors and HMRC be settled, Phil Parkinson should, for the first time as Whites manager, be clear to operate without restrictions in the forthcoming January window.

“We will not be making any club comments at this time on these matters as we do not feel it appropriate or necessary to comment on social media speculation, or comments by anonymous unknown sources,” a spokesman said.