Nolan eyeing Bolton return

  • by Staff Writer
  • Monday, 29th June 2015

Kevin Nolan is understood to have held preliminary discussions with Bolton Wanderers, with view to a return to the Championship club.

The West Ham United captain spent a decade at the Reebok Stadium between 1999 and 2009 and could be set for a return to the North West this summer.

KUMB revealed earlier this month how Liverpool-born Nolan had privately expressed a desire to leave the Boleyn Ground the 2015/16 campaign after four years with the Hammers.

And according to sources close to the player, the 32-year-old midfielder has already held talks regarding a possible return to Wanderers - although the major sticking point remains his £50,000-per-week wages.

Nolan's current five-year contract with West Ham expires at the end of the 2015/16 season. He was Sam Allardyce's first major signing upon taking the managerial post in the summer of 2011.

Bolton have sunk like a stone since Nolan was a firm favourite amongst Trotters fans during their mid-noughties heyday. However last season they finished 18th in the Championship, just four places clear of relegation.

'Nobby' has made 152 appearances for West Ham during the past four seasons, scoring 31 goals. That followed 91 appearances for Newcastle between 2009 and 2011, plus a further 345 for Bolton with whom he began his professional career.

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