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Bolton hopeful despite rejected bid for Emana

by Will Swanson. Published Fri 28 Aug 2009 19:31

Bolton boss Gary Megson is still hopeful of landing Cameroon international Achille Emana.

His club, Real Betis, were relegated to the second division of the Spanish league and Emana has made it known that he wants to play in the top-flight.

On the 27-year-old Real Betis midfielder, Megson said: "We tried to buy him last year, but he went to Betis and had a decent season there," he said.

"They've found themselves in trouble though, so whether there is a possibility on that one, I don't know."

Real Betis are believed to have rejected Bolton's latest offer, reported to be around £7 million.

Betis chairman, Manuel Ruiz de Lopera, is rumoured to be holding out for a fee in the region of £10.5 million for the African ace.

Emana moved to Betis in June 2008 for £5.5million from French club Toulouse, and bagged 11 goals and seven assists during the last campaign.

However, he believes playing in the Spanish Segunda division will damage his chances of being named in the Cameroon squad for next year's African Cup of Nations and the World Cup.


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