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Former Watford owner Bassini agrees deal to buy Bolton

Former Watford owner Laurence Bassini has agreed a deal to buy Bolton, subject to approval from the English Football League Credit: PA

Former Watford owner Laurence Bassini has agreed a deal to buy Bolton, subject to approval from the English Football League.

A statement from the Championship club read: "Bolton Wanderers Football Club are delighted to announce that a sale and purchase agreement has been signed which will see Ken Anderson's shareholding in Burnden Leisure Limited being sold to Mr Laurence Bassini.

"This agreement will give Laurence Bassini full control of Burnden Leisure Limited and of course both Bolton Wanderers Football Club and Whites Hotel.

"The change of ownership requires approval by the English Football League before the deal can be finalised. The financial terms of the transaction will remain private and confidential between the parties."