Coyle - No pressure to sell
Owen Coyle insists there is no pressure for Bolton to sell Gary Cahill and Johan Elmander in January.
Last Updated: 12/11/10 12:55pm
Owen Coyle wants Gary Cahill and Johan Elmander to stay at Bolton Wanderers and insists there is no pressure to sell in January.
Bolton reported increased losses this week and chairman Phil Gartside has admitted the club could cash in on Cahill and Elmander when the transfer window reopens.
Cahill has been linked with several leading Premier League clubs, while Swedish striker Elmander is out of contract at the end of the season.
However, Trotters boss Coyle does not believe the financial results will have a drastic impact on his plans for the rest of this season and does not fear losing any key players
"It is important we give balance to it (the chairman's remarks) in the context it was given," said Coyle ahead of Saturday's game at Wolves.
"If there is time for selling players in terms of an inflated market then it is January when the window opens.
"The conversations I have had with the chairman and the owner (Eddie Davies) I am not under any duress to sell players. If that was the case we would have done that back in August.
"These financial results do not appear on your desk on a Monday and you issue them on a Tuesday. It is an ongoing process over the course of the year.
"It did not come as a surprise to the chairman and the owner what the financial situation was going to be."
Coyle added: "If and when the right offer comes in for anybody you would have to look at it because of the business side of football.
"But I do not feel under any more pressure today than I was two days ago to sell any players.
"Of course I would like Gary and Johan to stay as I am here to try and build a team and take it on."