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Bolton bow out of Barton pursuit

Bolton Wanderers manager Gary Megson has ended his interest in Joey Barton stating that the former-Manchester City man is too expensive for his club. Barton is still out injured, but is tipped to return in a fortnight to rejoin his teammates for the Geordie cause.

It is understood that Bolton's initial offer was somewhere in the region of 2 million, which is well below Newcastle's 6m asking price.

'We move on. Joey is a good player and a former England international,' Megson said. 'But he has certainly had his problems. There is an amount we would go to and that's it. We would not go any further.'

The Wanderers are set to face Manchester United next weekend without injured players Gavin McCann (toe), Johan Elmander (hamstring) and Nicky Hunt (foot), and with problems mounting at the Reebok this season, Megson had hoped to attain the services of Barton, but has now publicly ended the player's pursuit.




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Writer: Mehzeb Chowdhury Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday January 12 2009

Time: 10:04AM

 

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