Bolton Wanderers Resume Talks With Manchester City Over Shaun Wright-Phillips

Posted by admin on Thursday, 27 January 2011

Bolton Wanderers have emerged as the leaders in the race to sign Shaun Wright-Phillips from Manchester City having re-entered into discussions with the England international's club, according to The Times.

Fulham looked to be the most likely destination for the winger, as UK reported earlier in the month, but they have brought in Chelsea youngster Gael Kakuta on loan which looks to have ended their interest in Wright-Phillips.

Cottagers boss Mark Hughes said yesterday of the situation: “We've enquired but it seems like it's becoming more and more difficult. There are a lot of things being put in our way to prevent that.”

It is thought that Wright-Phillips was in the stands for Bolton's clash with his former team Chelsea on Monday night and he is also thought to be a fan of the brand of football Owen Coyle has introduced at the Reebok Stadium.

Wages could prove to be an issue for the Lancashire side, as they have been the stumbling block for Fulham and other interested party Newcastle United.

None of his suitors are willing to match his £65,000-a-week wages and are only willing to venture into the £45,000 territory. City would also prefer a club to buy their man permanently, but a loan move is preferred by Bolton.