Candela considers offers
By Peter ORourke
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Bolton face a fight with Udinese to sign Vincent Candela.Bolton face a fight with Udinese to sign Vincent Candela.
The Frenchman is weighing up offers from both clubs as he plans for the new season.
Candela ended the season at Bolton after joining the club from Roma last January.
The versatile defender's short-term deal at The Reebok Stadium has come to an end and he is available on a free transfer.
Having finished fourth in Serie A last term Udinese are busy planning for the UEFA Champions League and they believe Candela's experience would make him a valuable addition to the squad.
The player's agent Alexander Kristic admitted Candela is thinking over both offers and is set to make a decision over his future in the next few days.
"We have been in contact with Udinese over a possible move, but nothing has been done yet," Kristic told skysports.com.
"Bolton are also hoping to sign him after he did well last season there.
"Udinese are in the Champions League and Bolton are in the Uefa Cup so Vincent has a big decision to make.
"Vincent would be happy to stay in England, but his wife is Italian so it is a family decision what he does.
"I think we will know more regarding his future in the next 48 hours."