Bolton confirm sale of Euxton training ground to Wigan Athletic

Bolton players are set to be paid their December wages
Image: Bolton have sold their Euxton training ground

Bolton Wanderers have confirmed the sale of their Euxton training ground to Wigan Athletic despite the likelihood of a takeover coming closer on Thursday.

The cash-strapped Sky Bet Championship club could have new owners soon, with Dean Holdsworth's Sports Shield consultancy group in prime position to buy out Eddie Davies.

However Bolton still have a £3m tax and VAT bill outstanding, most of which will be covered by selling the training ground outside Chorley.

"Bolton Wanderers can announce that the club has concluded a deal to sell its Euxton training ground," the statement read.

"The facility will now be solely owned by Huron Properties, with another North West football club set to be based at the Euxton site from this coming summer.

"In the period leading up to Easter, the Bolton Wanderers first team and backroom staff will begin a process to relocate permanently to a combination of both the club's Lostock training ground and Macron Stadium."

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Wigan confirmed soon after that it was them who had completed the purchase, with chairman David Sharpe saying: "I've always said it's integral to our future success that we have a high quality first team training ground, and an Academy based in one location enabling it to grow and develop the players of the future."

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