Bolton Wanderers want to sign Sheffield Wednesday’s Liam Palmer according to a report from journalist Alan Nixon.

There has been a lot of controversy at Bolton recently as they were forced to cancel their friendly against Scottish side St Mirren because their players went on strike claiming they were not paid or given the bonuses they were owed. But despite those financial problems which need a resolution before they can devolve and get even worse than they currently are, Bolton are still looking to sign players ahead of the new season.

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The player they have been looking at recently is Palmer. The 26-year-old defender came through the Owls academy and has made over 100 appearances for them with his only time away being a loan spell with Tranmere Rovers. Recently he has been unable to get into the first team with Jack Hunt being ahead of him in the pecking order but that looks like it could change this season as he was sold to Bristol City.

This does mean that despite Bolton’s interest this deal is not likely to happen. Palmer is happy playing for Wednesday and looks like he could end up signing a new contract with the Owls instead. And with Hunt leaving the club and no other right-back heading to Hillsborough just yet, there is an excellent chance for Palmer to establish himself as a starter. And with Bolton’s players currently being on strike, Palmer may think that staying in South Yorkshire would be better for his career.

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