Championship transfer rumours: Bolton facing transfer embargo, Aston Villa target defender, Middlesbrough teen targeting first team

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Tuesday, 11th September 2018, 09:59 am
Updated Tuesday, 11th September 2018, 10:07 am

Bolton Wanderers face administration, a 12-point deduction and up to a two year transfer embargo after a deal to pay off debts fell through.

Club chairman Ken Anderson offered to pay finance company BluMarble Capital Ltd the £4million loan with interest, but it was rejected.


Aston Villa's search for a defender in the free agent market continues, with James Collins once again linked to the club.

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The former Villa man is one of a number of names including Robert Huth and John Terry, who was released at the end of the summer.

Steve Bruce allowed Terry, Tommy Elphick, Chris Samba, Easah Suliman and Mitch Clark to leave the club either permanently over the summer.

Middlesbrough youngster Bilal Brahimi has said he wants to be in the first team '˜as soon as possible' after making his debut earlier this month in the Carabao Cup.

West Brom are not at risk of losing striker Dwight Gayle, despite reports that his loan deal from Newcastle United could be cut short after interest from Chinese clubs.