Bolton news: Former Watford owner Laurence Bassini has agreed a deal to buy troubled Championship side

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Significant funds are set to be made available to clear up outstanding bills and wages at Bolton

Former Watford owner Laurence Bassini has agreed a deal to buy Bolton, subject to approval from the English Football League.

Jim White exclusively revealed on Wednesday’s Hawksbee and Jacobs that Bassini was now the new Trotters owner after speaking to the 49-year-old earlier in the day.

talkSPORT host Jim White spoke on the phone with Laurence Bassini on Wednesday, who confirmed his bid to buy Bolton had gone through

talkSPORT host Jim White spoke on the phone with Laurence Bassini on Wednesday, who confirmed his bid to buy Bolton had gone through

He said: “I took a call from Laurence Bassini who tells me the deal is done. He is the new owner of Bolton Wanderers.

“He says he has inherited a mess but will sort it out.

“A statement from the Championship club read: “Bolton Wanderers Football Club are delighted to announce that a sale and purchase agreement has been signed which will see Ken Anderson’s shareholding in Burnden Leisure Limited being sold to Mr Laurence Bassini.

“This agreement will give Laurence Bassini full control of Burnden Leisure Limited and of course both Bolton Wanderers Football Club and Whites Hotel.

“The change of ownership requires approval by the English Football League before the deal can be finalised.

“The financial terms of the transaction will remain private and confidential between the parties.

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