Bolton turn down Luca Connell request to terminate contract

Bolton Wanderers' Luca Connell
Image: Luca Connell is seeking a termination of his Bolton deal, Sky Sports News understands

Luca Connell has had a request to terminate his Bolton contract turned down by the club’s administrators, Sky Sports News understands.

The 18-year-old visited Celtic's training ground on Thursday and is believed to be considering his options.

Some Bolton players have been able to walk away from their contracts due to the financial situation at the club, with wages regularly paid late last season.

However, Connell is on a scholarship deal, so it is unclear whether that option is open to him.

Manager of Celtic Neil Lennon walks to the dugout before the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Aberdeen and Celtic at Pittodrie Stadium on May 04, 2019 in Aberdeen, Scotland.
Image: Neil Lennon is keen to bring Connell to Celtic Park

It is believed Bolton would be entitled to a development fee of around £250,000 if Connell was to terminate his contract.

Celtic are not the only club interested in Connell, who can play in midfield and defence, with clubs in England also understood to be tracking him.

Connell made 12 appearances for Bolton last season and, although he was unable to help them avoid relegation to League One, he did earn a call up to the Republic of Ireland squad.

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