Prospective Bolton Wanderers owner Laurence Bassini is to meet English Football League bosses later on Tuesday to prove he has funds to complete a takeover, BBC Radio Manchester reports.

Bassini is due to hold talks with EFL chief executive Shaun Harvey as he waits for them to approve his deal.

Bolton’s players are on strike over unpaid wages for March.

Saturday’s home match against Brentford was postponed because of the strike and has yet to be rescheduled.

Former Watford owner Bassini’s intended purchase from current Trotters chairman Ken Anderson was originally announced on 17 April.

But Anderson released a statement on Saturday saying if Bassini did not provide proof of funds by Monday, he would explore other options.

BBC Sport understands Bassini is confident he can complete the deal and is determined the Brentford fixture is fulfilled, even if they have to field a team made up of the club’s younger players.

The EFL has told Bolton, who have already been relegated, that they must complete their season, but is yet to confirm the deadline. Wanderers’ final game is at Nottingham Forest on Sunday, 5 May.

EFL regulations provide for any match to be played within four days of the end the normal playing season.


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