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Bolton not moving on Al Habsi price

Bolton boss Owen Coyle says he will not budge on his asking price for goalkeeper Ali Al Habsi.

The Oman international is a strong transfer target for Wigan Athletic, where he spent last season on loan, but the Trotters have already turned down three bids of £3.7million from the Latics.

Coyle has made it clear that he will not move on his asking price which is believed to be £4million.

"We haven't shifted one iota, so Wigan have known since the very start where they need to get to," he told the Bolton News.

"If they are edging closer, then they are only doing that because they have known what they have to do from the outset.

"If they get to a place where we're all happy then there might be some business done. Until they do that, there's nothing to discuss.

"The scenario is very simple and both me and the chairman have been very consistent - we have never put it out there that we wanted Ali to go.

"If there's business to be done, then it has to be done at the level we think is fair, to us and to Ali."

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