Bolton Wanderers Manager Neil Lennon could be forced to sell midfielder Mark Davies to help ease the club’s financial crisis, according to The Northern Echo.
The Trotters currently find themselves more than £170 million in debt and are currently up for sale. The club were placed under a transfer embargo last month after failing to meet the Football League’s Financial Fair Play rules and regulations.
It is reported that Wanderers Manager Neil Lennon is very reluctant to sell any of his players with the club currently battling for Championship survival however Davies could be sold on for a substantial transfer fee.
A number of Championship clubs are said to be interested in signing the former England Under 19 international with Middlesbrough one of the clubs linked with the 27 year old Willenhall born midfielder.
It is understood that Middlesbrough Manager Aitor Karanka is chasing the signature of Davies after Boro recently lost the services of loan pair Bruno Zuculini and Jack Stephens and is wanting to sign the midfielder on a loan deal with a view to a permanent transfer in the summer.
Given Bolton Wanderers’ current dire financial state, The Trotters are likely to demand an up front fee should Davies be permitted to leave The Macron Stadium.
Davies joined Bolton Wanderers in 2009 and has made over 150 appearances for the club.