Last Updated: Fri, 16 Mar 2012 09:40
Bolton boss Owen Coyle is believed to have won the race for winger Gregg Wylde, who is a free agent after leaving Rangers.
Wylde agreed to have his five-year contract at Ibrox cancelled to ease the Scottish giant's financial woes, and as such is available to agree terms with the Wanderers outside of the transfer window.
It has been reported by the Bolton News that the Scottish under-21 international has agreed a three-year-deal at the Reebok Stadium, although FIFA still need to confirm that they will allow the move to happen outside of the transfer window.
The 20-year-old has featured 21 times for Rangers in the SPL this season and was a target for Coyle last summer, but the Wanderers boss saw his £400,000 bid rejected by the Gers.
A number of other clubs are believed to have been keen on Wylde, including Premier League rivals Aston Villa, Everton and Wigan, while League One promotion chasers Charlton and Championship high-fliers West Ham have also been linked.
It would appear that Coyle has beaten off the competition and won the race for Wylde's signature and, as long as FIFA allow the deal to go through, he is expected to be registered with the Premier League early next week.
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