Bolton eye German defender

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Borussia Monchengladbach defender Tobias Levels has said Bolton have been in contact regarding a transfer.

Levels has two years remaining on his contract with the Bundesliga outfit, but has been told he’s free to find a new club despite making 23 appearances last term.

"It was not the first contact with the club [Bolton], they have known about me for some time,” Levels said.

"The Premier League fascinates me and to play there would be a great challenge. I have always said that England interests me."

Versatile Levels can play both full back or as a centre back, and has also been linked with Dnipro in Ukraine and Neuchatel Xamax of Switzerland.


In other squad news, Rodrigo has confirmed that he will not return to the Trotters next season after a successful year on loan at the club from Benfica.

Manager Owen Coyle had been impressed with the Spanish U20 international's performances at the Reebok last season, and was hopeful of another loan move or the possibility of an outright purchase of the player.

However, the former Real Madrid reserve player said he’s more interested in proving himself in the first team at Benfica for the coming season.

“A return to Bolton on loan has not part of my plans," he said.

"My aim is to continue at Benfica because I believe I have the quality to fight for a place in the starting XI. That battle will be hard because of the level of my team-mates but I have progressed much during the last season.

"I have spoken with the coach and I believe that I have a genuine chance to carry on at Benfica."

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