Bolton close in on cutprice deal for Manchester City winger

Wright-Phillips is still top of Owen Coyle's wish listBolton manager, Owen Coyle, is understood to be negotiating a cheap deal for Manchester City winger, Shaun Wright-Phillips.

The Scot is keen on the speedster, but a low transfer fee is the only route that allows the Trotters to afford the player’s high transfer wages.

The England international is a top priority for Coyle, after Lee Chung-Yong broke his leg last week, and was ruled out for at least nine months.

Coyle refused to comment on the negotiations, saying: “I have too much respect for [City manager] Roberto Mancini and his staff to talk about their player. But Shaun is a hugely talented player.”

The Bolton boss is also thought to be looking to bring a striker to the Reebok Stadium, with Liverpool’s David Ngog Birmingham City striker, Cameron Jerome, both on his radar.

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