BOLTON WANDERERS have made a renewed move to sign Leeds United keeper Andy Lonergan, although they may have to fend off rival late interest to secure his signing.
Lonergan’s days at Elland Road are effectively numbered following the signing of Paddy Kenny and Wanderers, who saw a bid for the 28-year-old turned down last week, are understood to have re-entered the fray to sign him.
A deal in the region of £200,000 is being mooted, with Bolton boss Owen Coyle keen to land Lonergan before the club head off to Scotland for a pre-season tour on Tuesday.
And despite rival clubs expressing interest in Lonergan, Bolton remain favourites to sign the former Preston keeper.
The transfer cash for Lonergan would boost Neil Warnock’s transfer kitty and is set to be used to push through a deal for SK Brann defensive midfielder Rodolph Austin, with United having tabled a bid according to sources in Norway.
United’s initial offer of around £200,000 is thought to have been rejected, with Brann holding out for a fee in the region of £300,000.
United’s interest in Jamaican international Austin, 27, who Warnock had on trial at former club QPR in January 2011, was revealed in the YEP earlier this week.
Austin’s current deal expires in December and the reigning Norwegian Premier League player of the year is unwilling to sign a new contract with Brann.
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