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Highly-rated South Korea winger Lee Chung-yong is in line for a switch to Bolton in a deal worth in excess of £2million, according to his agent.

FC Seoul have confirmed they have received an offer from Bolton, although the K-League outfit have cooled any suggestions of an imminent deal for Lee. But the player's agent Kim Sung-tae is confident a deal will be struck which would eclipse the record for a South Korean moving overseas, which was set when Lee Chun-soo moved to Real Sociedad for US dollars 3.5million.

"We are still negotiating with Bolton so we can't talk about the transfer fee," said Kim. "However, it will be the highest transfer fee for any Korea Republic player heading overseas."

Bolton are currently at a fitness training camp in Austria, although Megson's assistant Chris Evans has stayed in England and is believed to be helping with the final stages of deals as Bolton look to boost what was the smallest squad in the Premier League last season.

The Trotters have already signed West Brom defender Paul Robinson on a season-long loan and midfielder Sean Davis on a free transfer from Portsmouth.

The Bolton Evening News have also reported that the Trotters are chasing Aston Villa defender Zat Knight and Swansea midfielder Ferrie Bodde.

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