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Coyle cools Romeu talk

July 14, 2012
By ESPN staff

Bolton Wanderers manager Owen Coyle has played down suggestions his club are close to bringing in Chelsea midfielder Oriol Romeu on loan.

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It has been claimed that Romeu, who signed for Chelsea from Barcelona in 2011, could seek a loan move ahead of the new season in a bid to gain regular first-team experience.

The Spaniard made 11 Premier League starts for the Blues last campaign, and it has subsequently been mooted that Romeu could follow in the footsteps of Daniel Sturridge and Gael Kakuta in spending time on loan at the Reebok Stadium.

However, Coyle told the Bolton News: "I'm sure the stuff with Romeu came up because of the relationship we have with Chelsea but sometimes people put two and two together and make five.

"There is no doubt that if there are players available on loan from Chelsea that Bolton Wanderers would be in the mix but there's got to be an understanding of the level, depending on the player."