Bolton break for disgraced keeper Bosnich

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  • Friday, 10 Jan 2003

SYDNEY: English Premiership side Bolton have offered to sign Australia international goalkeeper Mark Bosnich who has been sacked by Chelsea after testing positive for cocaine, The Australian newspaper reported yesterday. 

One of Bosnich’s British agents, Jeff Weston, told The Australian they had been contacted by Bolton manager Sam Allardyce to sign the goalkeeper. 

“We can’t act on it until the drug hearing has been finalised,” Weston was quoted as saying. 

But, on the Wanderers official website, Allardyce denied being interested in signing Bosnich. 

Bosnich, who was receiving treatment for depression at a west London clinic, has until today to prepare a written reply to Football Association charges of misconduct brought about by his positive drugs test. 

The Australian said he was expected to contest the charge. 

Chelsea confirmed on Tuesday that they had begun the process of sacking Bosnich who, unless he can mount a successful legal challenge, will be out of Stamford Bridge in two weeks as his notice period is 14 days.  

Bosnich, 31, was indefinitely suspended by Chelsea since testing positive in November. He has been one of the world’s best-paid goalkeepers, earning some £2 million a year. – AFP  

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