Bolton releases Sweden striker Elmander
Sweden striker Johan Elmander has been released by Bolton after his contract expired at the Premier League club.
Elmander, who joined Bolton from French club Toulouse for a club-record fee of 10 million pounds (then $19.6 million) in 2008, scored 22 goals in all competitions for the northwest club.
Turkish side Galatasaray announced last week it had reached a deal in principle with the 29-year-old striker.
Elmander said Wednesday that ''I have had three good years at Bolton, especially the last 18 months, but the time is right for a new challenge.''