Bolton face rush to sign Croatian striker on loan
Published 22:47 31/08/09 By By Alan Nixon
Bolton boss Gary Megson is facing a rush to talk French side Nantes into helping to pay for Croatian striker Ivan Klasnic's transfer.
The experienced goalscorer has been to the Reebok to get an offer of a season-long loan from Wanderers, but the wages at Bolton fall short of what he is on in France.
Now Nantes - relegated from the top flight in France - will have to help to pick up the tab and also pay some of Klasnic's £30,000-a-week salary to make the move goes through today.
Klasnic is keen to come and Nantes want to move him on as they are feeling the pinch, so the two clubs should be able to sort out a compromise.
Meanwhile, Bolton target Achille Emana is furious with Spanish club Real Betis for blocking a £6 million switch to the Premier League.
The Cameroon international midfielder is threatening to walk out on the club after they stopped him leaving in the window.
Emana rapped: "I am not a slave, I will not go back to Seville after going on international duty next week.
"Why have I got to stay when Ricardo Oliveira and Mark Gonzalez were allowed to go. The officials at Betis will not even answer the phone to my agent.
"I know Bolton, Stuttgart and CSKA Moscow were all willing to pay the money for me and they have refused it."