Businessman Laurence Bassini has stepped up his bid to take control of Bolton Wanderers.

It's understood he applied for a court order yesterday to block the sale of the club, which was imminent.

The club's administrators say it's an outrage.

It is with a combination of outrage and disgust that I have to inform Bolton Wanderers fans that the deal to sell the club to Football Ventures has been temporarily suspended in the last hour.

Paul Appleton, joint administrator for Bolton Wanderers