Bolton inisist Elmander is not for sale

Bolton Wanderers chairman Phil Gartside has insisted that the club is under no pressure to sell in form Swedish striker Johan Elmander.

The 29-year-old forward is in the last year of his contract, but has finally started to deliver on the £8.2m that Bolton paid Toulouse for his services back in 2008.

With their debts constantly rising it had been suggested that the Trotters could be tempted to cash in on Elmander, but Gartside has rubbished these reports.

‘He (Elmander) is out of contract in the summer and we've got to try and re-sign him,’ Gartside told the Bolton News. ‘I've got a meeting with his agent on Wednesday just to do that.’

‘I was asked a question about the January window and I said 'It's always a good time to sell players because if a Champions League team comes in they always pay top bill'.’

‘I didn't say we were selling. We're not in a position where we have to sell. If someone comes in with a great offer, we will consider it.’

Gartside continued: ‘We're in no different position to anyone else. We run a business and if someone comes in with an offer that is attractive to us, then we'll trade. We're not a selling club, we are a trading club.’

‘We're no different than a Chelsea or a Manchester City - we've got a wealthy owner who loves his football.’

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