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Journalist highlights reason behind Bolton Wanderers’ takeover collapse

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Parminder Basran’s potential takeover of Bolton Wanderers could still take place, but only if there is a compromise made by the club’s current owner, Ken Anderson.

For some time it appeared as though the Cheshire businessman had been the frontrunner to take control at the University of Bolton Stadium by the end of February, and though that has yet to happen, it seems that the deal is not completely out of the question just yet.

According to Sun journalist Alan Nixon, who has covered mush of the takeover, Basran could yet be brought back into the loop with regards to the potential sale of the club.

Responding to a question on Twitter about whether Basran had walked away from negotiations completely, Nixon stated that “costs and rising extras” has led to Basran stepping back from the negotiation table, so a compromise could reignite the deal, though that would have to come from Anderson.

Bolton, who lie 23rd in the Championship, are due to face a winding up petition issued by HMRC in the high court on Wednesday, something it was hoped could have been solved had a new owner been found before the date.

The verdict

This season it has seemed as though results on the pitch have been irrelevant to Bolton Wanderers given the ongoing issues off it that have overshadowed Anderson’s time at the club. Fans now seem to be clinging onto any glimmer of hope of a takeover, so while recent form suggests a compromise would be unlikely, it may be all those fans have to hope for at the minute.

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