Date: 24th January 2019 at 10:52am
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EXCLUSIVE By Pete O’Rourke

Manchester City forward Luke Bolton is in advanced talks to join Wycombe Wanderers, Football Insider understands.

Bolton, who has come through the ranks at City, agreed a new three-and-a-half year deal at the Etihad earlier this month and the club feel a loan move is the next stage in his development.

The versatile forward has yet to make his first-team debut for Pep Guardiola’s side, but he was on the bench for Wednesday’s Carabao Cup semi-final second leg game against Burton.

A number of Football League clubs have enquired about taking Bolton for the rest of the season, but League One Wycombe have moved quickly as they finalise a deal with City for Bolton.

City feel a loan move is the next stage in Bolton’s development so that he can valuable first-team experience under his belt before returning to challenge for a spot in the City first-team squad next season.

Bolton, who has represented England at various youth levels, helped England win the prestigious Toulon tournament in the summer of 2017.

In other Manchester City transfer news, Football Insider can reveal a player from the club has agreed the terms of a three-and-a-half year deal.