Bolton Wanderers scrap Carlos Sanchez deal

Bolton scrap Sanchez deal
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Bolton Wanderers manager Owen Coyle says that Colombian midfielder Carlos Sanchez's wage demands are "absolutely ridiculous".

Bolton Wanderers have shelved plans to sign Colombian midfielder Carlos Sanchez.

The Trotters had reportedly agreed a deal to sign the 26-year-old, who is available on a free transfer.

Owen Coyle said earlier this week that that he was hopeful of landing Sanchez, who has also been linked with West Ham United.

However, the Scot has now revealed that negotiations hit a brick wall once they were presented with the player's wage demands.

"He's a player we enquired about a couple of months ago, and in between that, I was on holiday and Phil [Gartside] did meet with his representatives," Coyle told the Bolton News. "At that point they thought they were close to a deal and then their demands changed.

"Again last week I had another email to say he was coming over, and to be fair, I think he did manage to get into the country but the next email with the demands was absolutely ridiculous.

"There was no point meeting with the player because of the demands they had put forward. They were far and away beyond our means, and I've got to say, they would be out of the reach of a lot of top six clubs as well."

Sanchez, who has 25 caps for his country, has spent the last five years with French side Valenciennes.

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