Leicester City defender Matt Mills to complete switch to Bolton
Defender Matt Mills' loan switch to Bolton should be completed next week after Leicester City agreed terms with the Trotters.
As revealed in the Mercury on Tuesday, Bolton boss Owen Coyle has swooped to end Mills' one-year stay at the King Power Stadium, and his season-long loan should become permanent next summer.
It is believed City have agreed a deal which will see Bolton pay £1million up front for the 25-year-old, with a further £1m next year to complete the transfer.
Mills is now waiting to speak to Coyle on his return from holiday before finalising the move.
City signed Mills last summer from Reading in a deal that was potentially worth nearly £5m, but he fell out of favour under manager Nigel Pearson and did not feature during the closing stages of the season.
Former City assistant boss Derek Fazackerley, who was with City when Sven-Goran Eriksson signed Mills, is backing the defender to be a success at Bolton.
"It's up to Matt now if he gets the chance at Bolton," he said.
"It will be a big season for him because his time at Leicester certainly didn't work out the way he intended.
"I think his performances were quite fragmented. He suffered a little bit for confidence but, by the time I left the club, he was looking back to his best form.
"Nevertheless, he's strong, experienced and is the kind of player you need around in this division."