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Bolton Wanderers takeover latest: Deal for Football Ventures to control League One club ‘happening soon’


The takeover of Bolton Wanderers by Football Ventures is reportedly close to completion.

There has been all sorts of turmoil at the club in recent times which saw them relegated from the Championship last season.

Bolton finished second from bottom last season with 32 points

Meanwhile, there has been an ongoing dispute between the club and players over a lack of pay, so much so that they refused to take part in pre-season matches.

Bolton were due to play a friendly against Oldham on Saturday but the League Two side have cancelled the match.

The future of Bolton Wanderers Football Club hangs by a thread

However, things appear to be progressing off the pitch with Bolton News journalist Marc Iles claiming that the takeover of the club is ‘happening soon’.

Iles said: “Despite the cancelled friendly (and I can understand Oldham’s reticence), folk still talking confidently about the FV takeover happening soon.

“It isn’t ‘done’ as some have claimed, though.”

It is understood that the takeover of Bolton by the company headed by Sharon Brittan and Parminder Basran could even happen this week.

All parties will be looking to complete the deal before the beginning of the 2019/20 season, which begins on Saturday August 3 for the Trotters with a trip to Wycombe Wanderers.

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