Bolton manager Neil Lennon revealed tonight that the club had turned down two bids for American defender Tim Ream from Championship rivals.
Speaking after Wanderers’ Capital One Cup defeat at the hands of Burton Albion, Lennon said that offers from Fulham and QPR had both been rejected and that the 27 year-old could still leave the club before the close of the summer transfer window.
We have had two bids, one from QPR and one from Fulham. Obviously [they are] not the valuation we see the player at so it is as you are. If and when a bid comes in that satisfies the club, we have a decision to make.
You always make contingency plans. Every player has his price but at the moment we are in no panic to sell. He should train on Thursday so he should be in the squad for the weekend.
Kit Symons, who told BBC Radio London tonight that successful talks were ongoing regarding the potential signing of several Fulham targets, has been keen to strengthen his back line for much of the summer. Fulham have made several offers for Brighton centre back Lewis Dunk – with newspaper reports suggesting another bid might well be in the pipeline – and have also seen bids for Wolves defender Richard Steerman and Sheffield Wednesday centre back Tom Lees turned down.