Bolton reject Blackpool’s Basham offer

Wanderers boss Owen Coyle is understood to be keen to keep hold of

Basham, 22, who made 10 appearances for the first team last season

in a campaign disrupted by a knee injury. A spokesman for Bolton

has confirmed that a bid for the player from newly-promoted

Blackpool had been turned down, although the size of the offer was

not disclosed. The Seasiders have struggled to make additions to

their squad this summer as they prepare for their return to the top

flight after a near 40-year absence. Basham can play in defence or

midfield and has been on loan at Rochdale and Stafford Rangers

since joining Bolton in 2006.