Boyata to stay with Bolton

Boyata to stay with Bolton

Published Jan. 11, 2012 1:15 p.m. ET

As part of the deal agreed in July, parent club Manchester City had the option to recall their player midway through the campaign.

With Vincent Kompany starting a four-match ban and Kolo Toure away at the African Nations Cup, there was a suggestion City manager Roberto Mancini may invoke the clause to take Belgian back to the Etihad Stadium.

However, it is understood the deadline for City to make that request has already passed, and the 21-year-old will remain with Wanderers until the end of the campaign.