Standard Liege have told Bolton they must pay at least £15m for teenage sensation Axel Witsel. Boss Gary Megson had hopes of landing the midfielder for £6million.

Manchester City, Middlesbrough and Arsenal are also in the race to sign him.

The Belgian champions made it clear they would only consider allowing him to leave for a fee approaching the £15million Everton paid for Marouane Fellaini, claims the Daily Mail.