Reebok boss Owen Coyle to land long term target.
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Skysports.com understands David Wheater has agreed a deal with Bolton and is set to seal a switch.
The Middlesbrough man has already spoken with the Trotters once during the January transfer window, but was unable to reach an agreement on that occasion.
Owen Coyle’s men refused to give up the chase, though, and returned with a renewed effort to land the highly-rated centre-half.
It appears their persistence has paid off, with it understood that personal terms have now been agreed with Wheater.
The 23-year-old, who has spent his entire career to date with Boro, is now expected to put pen to paper on a long-term contract at the Reebok Stadium in the next few days. (Sky Sports)
There are some rumours circulating that the chase for Middlesbrough defender David Wheater is in lieu of Bolton cashing in on Gary Cahill but Owen Coyle is adamant that the two issues are not related. The Reebok Stadium side have conceded an alarming amount of goals this season and perhaps the addition of the no nonsense former England Under 21 international will help shore up the back line.
Bolton are having a great season and Coyle clearly feels that whilst going forward they are very effective but at the back they have some real problems, the club have managed to keep just two clean sheets this season and a move to sign the Middlesbrough man may well help to rectify that problem.
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