Bolton Wanderers have left forward Zach Clough out of their squad for this weekend’s clash against Eastleigh after the club received a ‘large’ bid for the player, according to The Sun’s Alan Nixon.

The 20-year-old forward has been the subject of interest from numerous Championship clubs over recent weeks, but now it appears Bolton may have received a big enough bid to let him leave.

Nixon states that a ‘surprise club’ is in for the forward and it unclear whether Clough actually wants to leave Bolton to join the club. As a result of the bid, the striker is set to talk to his potential new club over the weekend about a move.

Clough has made 12 appearances for Bolton this season, scoring three goals for the club. Reading and Sheffield Wednesday are two clubs who have been linked with a move for the player.

Bolton’s current financial situation and uncertainty surrounding the club has led to the Football League placing a transfer embargo for this transfer window, as they failed to submit the required paperwork, and as a result Bolton will have to sell players before they can bring anyone in.

Clough is seen as a prized asset to the Lancashire side, and it will be difficult for Neil Lennon to turn down any big offers that the club have received.

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  1. Letting the best player’s go again no ambition from a fan for 50yrs don’t like what’s happening to my club

  2. Administration it is for us then 2 bids accepted for our best players,, obviously all this talk of a takeover been near is a smoke screen to try keep us fans onside.

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