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Bolton thwarted in deal for Middlesbrough's O'Neil

Bolton Wanderers boss Gary Megson was thwarted in his bid for Middlesbrough midfielder Gary O'Neil last week.

The People says Megson tried to sign O'Neil before the window shut - but found out he was banned from taking him by FIFA.

O'Neil had played for Portsmouth this season before he went to Boro and that meant he was a definite non-starter under the 'three clubs in one season' rule.

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