After very little in the way of updates in the past few weeks, it’s safe to say that some fans are growing restless at the lack of news surrounding the long-awaited takeover of Bolton Wanderers and the adjoining hotel.

However, according to a report in the Bolton News, it is the now the Bolton Whites Hotel that is now holding up the process with the deal to actually purchase the club now all-but over the line.

Unlike the club itself, which is under the care of administrators David Rubin and Partners, the hotel was placed into the hands of administrators Quantuma, seemingly just to frustrate matters.

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It appears that Football Ventures have prepared for this eventuality by filing an entry at Companies House named FVWL Hotel Limited, seemingly with the sole purpose of seeing the takeover of the hotel completed as well.

The Bolton News also reported that Michael James, one of the Football Ventures directors, already has some financial involvement in the hotel which could prove beneficial for the consortium’s chances of completing their takeover of both the football club and hotel.

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Meanwhile, a refreshing degree of normality has been restored at Bolton with the players, albeit very few of them, returning for pre-season training in the last fortnight.

Hopefully, the takeover dealings can be concluded as soon as possible and we can turn all of our attention back to the football.

If we were to offer our best guess, we’d hazard to say that the takeover of the club is all-but completed apart from a final few details which need ironing out.

Shouldn’t be too long to wait now Wanderers fans. *crosses fingers*

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