Trotters boss won't break the bank

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Bolton manager Owen Coyle has added just one player to his ranks so far this summer, despite six of his charges leaving the Reebok Stadium.

Darren Pratley joined from Barclays Premier League new boys Swansea last month, but the outs are far in excess of the ins at the moment.

Ali Al-Habsi, Johan Elmander, Jlloyd Samuel, Joey O'Brien, and Tamir Cohen have all left the club, while loan stars Rodrigo and Daniel Sturridge both appear to be unlikely to return.

But Coyle says that he's at work to bring in fresh faces, claiming he won't be held to ransom by fees.

"The players I am after, the clubs involved already know," Coyle said. "That tells you it isn't Bosmans, they are established players we'll have to purchase.


"What we have to be wary of is that we don't pay inflated prices. I have a value for players and am looking to do the best business possible.

"There are a couple of players we're talking about to their respective clubs but nothing has been agreed yet."

Bolton is presently in Florida for a pre-season tour of the US, but despite landing Stateside just two days ago, Coyle said that he's prepared to fly back to Lancashire to finalise any deal.

"It doesn't make it difficult because we're in America because everything is done by phone. If we're given the green light on any and it means flying back and chatting with players, then that will be done."

Bolton's US tour will see them play FC Tampa Bay and Orlando SC before heading to Houston to play Dynamo of MLS, former club of current midfielder and US international, Stuart Holden.

The Trotters are scheduled back in England for their first friendly of the summer on English soil when they play at Bradford City on July 24.

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