Bolton set to land Lee

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FC Seoul have announced Lee Chung-Yong will sign for Bolton once the South Korean international has been issued a work permit.

The 21-year-old has spent the past week in the north of England, where according to the K-League side Lee reached a verbal agreement on a three-year deal for a transfer fee of about £2.1 million.

"The contract will be signed officially after a work permit is issued," Seoul said in a statement.

Lee returned to Seoul on Friday confident the deal would go ahead.

"On my second day in England I had the medical tests and looked at the training facilities. I thought they were very good. I was jealous," he said.

"It was my dream to play there so I am so happy.

"To adjust quickly, I need to get to know my team-mates. I met manager Gary Megson a few times. He spoke to me but as I can't speak English, I couldn't understand him.

"We haven't quite agreed the details of the contract but we will do so when the work permit is sorted.

"In about 15 days I should get the work permit. Until it comes, I will spend my time training as hard as possible."

Should the deal go through Lee, who has already made 15 appearances for the national team, would become the seventh Korean player to ply his trade in England.

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