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Talks in deadlock over Leicester City striker Jermaine Beckford's possible transfer to Bolton

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Talks between Leicester City and Bolton about a possible transfer for striker Jermaine Beckford are in deadlock over the possible fee.

Bolton are keen to recruit Beckford, who is surplus to requirements at City as he does not feature in boss Nigel Pearson's plans.

But the two clubs are some way apart in their valuations of the 29-year-old, who City signed from Everton two years ago for £2.5million.

While City know they will not recoup anywhere near their initial outlay for Beckford, they will not allow him to join the Trotters for next to nothing and there have been reports they have asked for £1m for the Jamaica international.

A resolution is unlikely to be reached within the next few weeks.

Meanwhile, City are reportedly among a group of clubs trying to sign defender Alex Baptiste.

Baptiste is out of contract this summer with Blackpool and there are a host of Championship clubs, and a couple of Premier League clubs, who have expressed an interest.

Derby manager Nigel Clough has publicly announced his interest, while Bolton are also known to be trying to woo the 27-year-old.

City are said to be interested, but yesterday Hull were also linked with Baptiste and the chance to return to the Premier League may prove to be the deal-clincher for the Tigers.

Talks in deadlock over Leicester City striker Jermaine Beckford's possible transfer to Bolton


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