Leeds United: Peltier loan saga in hands of the FA

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Lee Peltier’s immediate future remained unclear last night amid suggestions that Bolton Wanderers have ended their interest in signing him before tonight’s emergency loan deadline.

The Leeds United right-back – caught in the middle of a bizarre transfer saga – was expected to move to the Reebok Stadium after Nottingham Forest attempted to pull out of a deal to recruit him.

But sources in Bolton claim the Lancashire club are no longer interested in striking a deal of their own.

Leeds reached an agreement with Forest on Monday and say the transfer was formally finalised. Forest, however, attempted to abandon the move after talks to appoint Neil Warnock – the man who brought Peltier (inset) to Leeds – as their new manager broke down.

Speaking on Tuesday night, Bolton manager Dougie Freedman (right) said: “He was going to sign for Forest. There was some confusion which held some things back from Forest’s end.

“I’m a fan of Lee, blatantly, and I’ve enquired about the situation but as we speak the situation is with the Football Association.”

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